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Old 08-02-2006, 11:54 AM   #16
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I wouldn't mind retiring to Istanbul myself.
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Of course all of this stuff is material, no one preference is different from any other in that regard or really in any regard-but each can have emotional or psychological value. I certainly have nothing against diamonds, I still dream of this sapphire and diamond ring I saw in a jewelry store window in Nantucket- it was the most beautiful ring I've ever seen. And an antique style one I saw in a local jewelry store window. I love jewelry. TV's really aren't that important to me, I have one that's an old big and clunky one- I have no idea how big the screen even is. I think in general it's usually men who have a thing about the size of their, uh..tv's I would just want the camera above all else because photography is my favorite hobby and way to relax.

I have some antique diamonds I inherited from my grandmother, they mean so much to me because they were hers and I would never wear them for fear of losing them. That is a big fear with diamonds. I would like to be able to afford to buy myself a beautiful diamond, I would do that if I could afford it.

I think in general women are more comfortable with gadgets now and they are finally acknowledged for being adept with them, that hasn't always been the case. I am a bit of a technophobe but that's really from lack of confidence - most of what I know about computers I taught myself and I sort of get instinctively, usually to my surprise. I still know very little compared to so many women I know.

I still don't have an iPod and I really have no big desire for one. I feel like a dinosaur when I go walking w/ my portable CD player.
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Old 08-02-2006, 12:13 PM   #18
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I still don't have an iPod and I really have no big desire for one. I feel like a dinosaur when I go walking w/ my portable CD player.
Yay! Join the club! iPod-less (discman) and cell phone-less here

I agree, photography is very relaxing and a great hobby now that point-and-shoots can be really great quality. Even people like me who suck can afford to at least try!
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I do have a cell phone, I don't use it much at all. I'm not a big phone person and I find them annoying so many times. It's mostly for safety/emergency purposes.

Maybe we could have diamond studded digital cameras
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Besides traveling I wan't a new Digital Camera, a professional one at that. I want the Canon Digital Rebel or Nikon D70.
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Maybe we could have diamond studded digital cameras
There's nothing sexier than gray plastic and chrome Who needs sparkles when you've got the glow of an LCD?
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these results really surprise me.

i mean, in fifteen years those TVs will have long since died, but a diamond will still have just as much value.

isn't that important anymore? things that last?
I lost one of my diamond earrings, which I didn't care about to begin with except for the sentimental value they held for the person who gave them to me. I'd take a tech item over diamonds, or any kind of jewelry, anyday. Plus, I find diamonds to be a bit tacky while the tech items are fun and useful, even if there's always a bigger and better one (or in some cases, smaller & better) around the corner.
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i'd be utterly lost in life without my iPod and cell phone.

the rest i can give or take.

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From another article..

(USA Today) The findings suggest advertisers need to address a broad audience and not talk down to women. Advertisers are best served communicating lifestyle benefits of tech products by showing what's useful about them, rather than focusing on specifications, Oxygen says.

"There have been some missed opportunities to market consumer electronics to women," says Steve Koenig, senior manager of industry analysis for the Consumer Electronics Association, whose research reveals only subtle differences between the sexes in their attitudes toward technology.

In the Oxygen survey, 59% of women agreed with the statement "Women are much more tech savvy than they give themselves credit for." Among the men, just 38% agreed. (hmm, interesting )

"Men and women are equally competent in the technology arena," says Oxygen CEO Geraldine Laybourne.

Katie Richardson, 25, a project manager for an elevator company in Chicago, says family members come to her for help setting up iTunes or fixing a digital camera. "I love figuring out all the different functions," she says.

Still, just 35% of women agreed that "most of the time people rely on me for technology help," vs. 54% of men.

However tech-savvy they are, women are typically the decision makers when it comes to buying.

"From every piece of data we've seen, by and large, household budgets are controlled by women," says Randy Komisar, a partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, a prominent venture-capital investment firm. But they are "far more oriented toward solutions rather than tools."

Kristen McDonnell, CEO of LimeLife, a producer of mobile content for women 15 to 35, agrees. "Women are power users of the Internet now in terms of MySpace pages, e-commerce and photo sharing."

New York City College of Technology radiology student Shavonn Tatum, 26, is passionate about gadgets. "I love technology and can't wait to graduate so I can buy things I really want," she says.
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I'm not very interested in gadgets.... I don't have a cellphone and I won't buy an Ipod either. I only have my digital camera and my graphic tablet (because of my job). I don't use jewelry.... I would be happy with more art supplies and a studio... I'm saving money to buy my own apartment and keep working there .
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You know If I won the lottery, and it was the mega one were it's like 200 million dollars or something like that. I would keep 10 million for myself, Donate 50 million to help people in poor countries and ask (U2 to throw a charity concert in which your all invited) 30 million in scholarships for the poor in my country get an education at a top university. The rest would be to help my family in Guatemala and help the poor in Guatemala open up stores so they can provide for there families.
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We still use my television from 1986
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that's interesting.

me, i'd rather have diamonds.
What if the TV was diamond encrusted?
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What if the TV was diamond encrusted?

too pimp?
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What if the TV was diamond encrusted?
hehe, now you're talkin'
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