Wednesday, October 25, 2006

What Is On Your Computer Desktop?


Question for Women: What image is on your computer desktop?
Photo of your kids
Photo of your pet(s)
Nature scene
Some other photo that you took (including people other than your kids)
Some other photo that came with your computer
Plain color or a pattern
Other
  
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Question for Men: What image is on your computer desktop?
Photo of your kids
Photo of your pet(s)
Nature scene
Some other photo that you took (including people other than your kids)
Some other photo that came with your computer
Plain color or a pattern
Other
  
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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

You should add "Family Pictures", including Girl/Boy friends, parents, cousins, for those of us who are not parents yet? (or better replace kid pictures by this,)

Propter Doc said...

Well, I play at their game...I have a picture of a purple hydrogen powered hummer on my desktop and it scares the hell out of the men in my lab. They cannot compute female with liking big cars. Really I just have it for my personal entertainment at their reactions.

Ianqui said...

This will also have the effect of telling you about the distribution of your readership.

TW Andrews said...

The results for women will have an additional "kids picture" from me. I voted before reading the "For Women" bit. Sorry 'bout that...

CP said...

I use the pictures from Astronomy Picture of the Day, which has some really nice planetary science and deep-astronomy images.

David Dorward said...

My current desktop wallpaper is one of my holiday snaps.

llewelly said...

For about 3 years now, I've had my system configured so that the background is only displayed when there are no windows open. I have all windows maximised, and I see my background less than once a month, and only briefly. What is my background? Well, I had to check. It's the default X windows gray that looks like it was originally intended to detect monitor problems.

Anonymous said...

my desktop is an image of earth from space. i counted that as "nature".

Ian Musgrave said...

My desktop is currently a Hubble image of the Orion nebula (I chose "other"), when the TRkA staing is done though, it will become a dual colour image of double labled sprouting neurons.

Anonymous said...

My desktop is an arty image (one of the murals in Coit tower in San Fran). prior to this it was a Matisse painting. Prior to this a different painting of nature but I don't recall the artist.

-Hypatia

mark a said...

Umm, what about wife and pet. I have a picture of my wife and my dog.

thinkmonkey said...

Other. I download the new main image from the Hubble Heritage Project site every month, and sometimes I rotate an old one back in just 'cuz it's cool.
http://heritage.stsci.edu/

Merle said...

Um...I put "other", as my desktop image on my laptop is this and my desktop wallpaper is a picture of a Mithra Ranger from Fred Perry's GD-Tangent site.

Avery said...

I have about 2000 images in my Desktop Pictures folder that I have accumulated over the years and it picks one at random at login for each monitor. Currently the left monitor is displaying a sunset/rise from some deserted beach somewhere looking out to sea. The Right monitor is displaying one of my own creations.

Dave said...

I would find pictures of my family too distracting, so I usually have nature pictures, or pictures with the family members *way* in the background.

agprof said...

I can't actually see my desktop because it's three-deep in folders and documents....

Does this mean I can't play??

Anonymous said...

Doesn't look like a statistical difference to me....

llewelly said...

[blockquote]
This will also have the effect of telling you about the distribution of your readership.
[/blockquote]

Perhaps not. PZ Myers linked to it (that's how I found it) and there are 97 comments there as compared to 17 here ... if the comments at each site are proportional to the voters from the regular readers from each site, the pharyngulas will have drowned out the normal audience of this blog.

Ianqui said...

llewelly--I saw the totals on the counts before I got to your comments, and I immediately checked Inside Higher Ed to see if this post had been linked. It wasn't, but PZ Myers, that explains it.

Oh well. Sorry, Female Science Professor--it would have been interesting to see the distribution of your regular readers, I think. But the larger sample for the poll is good too.

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