Over on Barbie.com Mattel is running a contest where visitors can vote on Barbie’s next career. The choices are: Environmentalist, Surgeon, Architect, News Anchor, Computer Engineer. I found this link over on GeekFeminism and the OP is lobbying for computer engineer, which I think is a great choice. Click here if you want to vote.
I really hope this career wins because I cannot wait to see the accessories she’ll come with. There will probably be a laptop (I see licensing opportunities, think she’ll have a Mac or a PC? Dell or HP?), but she’s going to be an engineer, so she’ll need some tools and some cables at least. If they package her with pink cat5e spools I will die of happiness.
What accessories should come with computer engineer Barbie? Also, will her degree be from MIT or CalTech? What should she wear? Leave your answers in the comments below and I’ll pass them on to Mattel when I see them at the Toy Fair.