Lego picks its geeky guinea pigs

In a show of Darwinian survival-of-the-geekiest, Lego has chosen 100 new participants from 9600 applicants for its Mindstorms Developers Program, which is helping the toy company test new robots in Lego’s Mindstorms line. We’re not sure what the demographic breakdown of the new participants means, exactly, but it’s kind of interesting nonetheless. The age range is between 18 and 75, with (only!) 50 percent being under 35. Twenty percent are in computer-related fields, and another 20 percent are in education. Forty percent are Americans. What we’d really love to know is whether any of the participants are women. [Via CNET].

Posted by Catharine P. Taylor