Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ponytail Power

When I describe what my company does, I'm fond of invoking the mythical ponytailed IT guy.

As it turns out, he's not so mythical.

In this link-baiting press release from Exchange host Intermedia.NET (brilliant marketing tactic, by the way), the following stereotypes are now officially proven:
  • IT types are 34% more likely to sport a ponytail
  • Black jeans are 63% more popular among IT types than other workers
  • IT people are “twice as likely” to wear heavy metal t-shirts
  • IT workers are 32% less likely to wear clean clothes every day of the week than business managers
Of course, these are just prejudiced stereotypes. As Austin Powers' dad remarked, "There are only two kinds of people in this world that I hate: The prejudiced, and the Dutch." (apologies to my Dutch readers!)


Brandsma said...

No offense, Austin Power's serving a German queen...

Anonymous said...

LOL. That's hilarious - about the German queen... but those stats ... put out by
Intermedia.NETreally are interesting.. about IT types in ponytails, black jeans and heavy metal t-shirts! !