Barbie, the favorite of little girls everywhere, has been a teenage fashion model, concert pianist, astronaut and even a Miss America. A computer geek was the one missing career in the 124 that this blonde bombshell has had.
But now there’s a new Barbie, with glasses and a Bluetooth earpiece, and boasting of being a computer engineer.
Barbie designers say they worked with the Society of Women Engineers and the National Academy of Engineering to ensure that accessories, clothing and packaging were "realistic and representative of a real computer engineer."
"Geek chic," as they call it, means computer engineer Barbie wears a t-shirt featuring a binary code and carries a smart phone, a laptop case, and tops it up with some stylish pink glasses.
Overall, the effect is very Elle Woods a.k.a Reese Witherspoon in Legally Blonde. Still, I am amazed it has taken till 2010 to get a Barbie that carries around a laptop. Now the question is, is it a Mac or a PC?