Introducing Computer Engineer Barbie

Mattel just unveiled Barbie’s 125th and 126th careers – and by popular demand, Winter 2010 will bring us (along with News Anchor Barbie, much less interesting) Computer Engineer Barbie!

The Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering worked with Mattel on designing her wardrobe and accessories. It’s a little over-the-top (binary and sparkly pants?) but hey, at least she’s not wearing a mini skirt. The press release gushes about how they’re hoping to inspire a new generation and “show girls that women can turn their ideas into realities that have a direct and positive impact on people’s everyday lives in this exciting and rewarding career.”

This of course is just the latest in a long line of Barbie’s career changes over the years, and it isn’t the first time she’s been a little geeky. So I guess the girls who were wearing out Paleontologist Barbie and Starfleet Officer Barbie now have someone new to play with!





11 Responses to Introducing Computer Engineer Barbie

    • Because you totally cannot be a geek AND like pink, amirite???

      So um, I know at least one member of Ubuntu's Community Council has a pink laptop, a pink case for her G1, and a pink USB cable. One hacker chick I know has a pink EeePC, pink glasses to wear while using it, and a pink bag to carry it in. I think the owner of ZaReason (Linux-based system builder) has a pink laptop too, and I know I was quite jealous when they unveiled the laptop I have in pink just 2 months after I purchased mine (in black). I may not have succeeded in getting a pink laptop, but I did get a pink camera and a pink camera case, so that kind of makes up for it.

    • Because you totally cannot be a geek AND like pink, amirite???

      So um, I know at least one member of Ubuntu's Community Council has a pink laptop, a pink case for her G1, and a pink USB cable. One hacker chick I know has a pink EeePC, pink glasses to wear while using it, and a pink bag to carry it in. I think the owner of ZaReason (Linux-based system builder) has a pink laptop too, and I know I was quite jealous when they unveiled the laptop I have in pink just 2 months after I purchased mine (in black). I may not have succeeded in getting a pink laptop, but I did get a pink camera and a pink camera case, so that kind of makes up for it.