According to Frank Meehan, CEO of INQ, pretty girls can't be geeks. This, as told to Mashable during this year's Mobile World Congress. First, let's take a look at the entire quote. Meehan says:
If you go to a nightclub in any city in the world, the pretty girl has an iPhone or a BlackBerry. She doesn't have an Android phone. She has no emotional attachment to an Android phone. It's too complicated. It's a geek device, it's all wrong.
After the Mashable post went live, Meehan went on to say via Twitter that what he meant was, "most people not interested in tech don't get Android yet." Still digging a hole, or a valid argument?
While it seems that Android has always been marketed toward men, I have a number of lady friends who have an Android device and find it preferable over the alternatives. I myself have an iPhone, but that doesn't mean that I think the Android platform is "too complicated." Without using this post as a channel to vent my frustrations about gender bias in the tech world, I'll just say that I'm hoping this "boys club" mentality I find so prevalent comes to an end soon. However, on the other hand, statements like the one coming from Meehan only propel me to work harder, bring down the barriers, and break stereotypes.
What about you — what do you think about Meehan's statements? Tell us in the comments!