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  1. #191
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    Yes, once told her indoors to get back to the kitchen THATS what your good at. Did NOT go down well though

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapid View Post
    Yes, once told her indoors to get back to the kitchen THATS what your good at. Did NOT go down well though
    thats what the wife used to say to me...

    although the word all was substituted for what
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reed View Post
    To conclude; women in hifi has never been a going concern and never will be. Unlike photography, hifi is masculine; full stop.
    You looked into the future and all you could see was that women will never get into hifi!
    Shame you couldn't see how Brexit maps out or something useful.

    Of course there was a time when most men laughed at the idea of women becoming engineers and plenty still do. Granted, according to most recent figures there are only about 48,000 women working in engineering in this country but that figure will surely only go up. It looks like some women's brains are actually 'wired that way' and are interested in how things work ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Reed View Post

    I think the answer is than men tend more to gravitate to engineering, regardless of whether they're that way inclined normally All hifi aficionados I've ever known have been interested in the kit, whether aesthetically or from a DIY/engineer's p.o.v but invariably both. Women's brains are not wired that way and I've never had really positive comments about any audio kit I've had. I guess I've had one or two 'that looks impressive', said with a look on the face which says 'how can anyone put up with that in their living room'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by julesd68 View Post
    You looked into the future and all you could see was that women will never get into hifi!
    Shame you couldn't see how Brexit maps out or something useful.

    Of course there was a time when most men laughed at the idea of women becoming engineers and plenty still do. Granted, according to most recent figures there are only about 48,000 women working in engineering in this country but that figure will surely only go up. It looks like some women's brains are actually 'wired that way' and are interested in how things work ...
    The prediction re. women and hifi in the future was also based upon whether hifi itself. as we know it, has a future. The only way I'd want to predict Brexit was if I were a gambling man and had a big stake on the outcome. Predicting the consequences of remaining in no man's land would be more apposite, i.m.o.

    I believe that the increasing prevalence of women engineers is not restricted to this country, or indeed to the west, but this is a different ball game to 'scale model engineering'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Women, by nature, are social creatures and enjoy, indeed actively seek, human interaction, which hi-fi geekery doesn't intrinsically lend itself to. On the other hand, men tend to be more solitary creatures, and happier on their own, although I'm not like that..
    I'm a fairly solitary animal, but my wife is a recluse in comparison.
    She doesn't seem to need any social interaction beyond the cats and me (note the order there! ).
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    Lol, no worries, but in that respect she's not 'the norm'. Most women like having company. I'm sure she'd miss you if you weren't there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
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    Lovely Revox CDP and Nagra reel-to-reel, Barry! I'm not so much a fan of Quad or ML, though. You need some nice glowing bottles in your life!

    And you didn't include one of the best bits of your system - your lovely TD-124, or your collection of cartridges....

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    I think most here would categorise me as a, well no not middle aged now, old man with Hi-Fi and a TV.
    I miss with sadness the cosmopolitan times of youth, mixing with many different types and lending and borrowing LPs for a week or so, and all the interactive discussion we used to have. But I do have a cat.

    I've had many failed relationships, and largely because the women concerned have been ultimately of poor character; being good in a Machiavellian world makes one vulnerable.

    But mostly we all seem to become consumed in mortgages, buying fridge freezers and raising children, and then upgrading the house we live in. Then if we are not careful we become embroiled in the competitive approval seeking of society and the associated consumption.

    The essence of this to me is that capitalism attempts to convince us that we will achieve happiness by acquisition of material goods, whereas this is in fact not a way of fulfilment, which actually comes from within, and what psychologists call inner direction; that is, directing ourselves rather then letting forces around us do so, which is outer direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pharos View Post

    But mostly we all seem to become consumed in mortgages, buying fridge freezers and raising children, and then upgrading the house we live in. Then if we are not careful we become embroiled in the competitive approval seeking of society and the associated consumption.
    It's this 'we all' I don't get. Why the need to label people? Everyone's different. No-one I know is embroiled in seeking society's approval; they're mostly just getting by.

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