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Barak

Why did you tag this with "sexism?"

badgerbag

Well, how about "feeling of alienation correlated with 50 year old guys acting over-surprised that a younger woman might have some computer equipment to spare"...

A not uncommon feeling, closely related to "feeling of alienation correlated with guys acting over-surprised at any evidence of geekiness, such as typing anything at all into a command line interface"

30 years of that sort of thing and I haven't gotten used to it yet and I don't intend to!

Barak

Why do you think that it's your gender that elicited his surprise and not the fact that you are not going to Europe?

Barak

Maybe it's surprise at someone not wanting anything in return. I guess my point is that there are many possibilities of his surprise, and perhaps it's just me, but I didn't see sexism in your post.

When I was at MIT, everyone was a geek, men and women alike. Some people had boxes of equipment, some didn't. Of the ones that did, some might offer parts with no expectation of a return offer, others not. It was all completely orthogonal to plumbing.

It seems to me that generosity is as rare as geekiness -- rarer at a place like MacWorld.

NB: MIT was about 60% male while I was there, but about 50% male in the dorms, where I lived. The rest of the men were in the Greek system.

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