OMGZ SO (expletive removed) COOL U GUYS ARE AWESOME AND MUST GET LAID LIKE CRAZY -notastonner96There is this interesting quote from Mick Jagger of Rolling Stones fame from the 60s when he was at a press conference and a female reporter asked him if he was satisfied. "What do you mean?" he responded "Do you mean sexually, financially, or philosophically? I think we're: Sexuaully satisified, financially dissatisfied, and philosophically trying."
I think the appropriate response for the typical academic researcher would be: "Sexually dissatisfied, financially dissatisfied, but philosophically rocking!" A quote from an interview with Bill Gates states "This isn't the rock-and-roll industry. The computer industry doesn't have groupies like rock does."
So, you have to understand the humor in a researcher hearing a comment like this about his work. Who says that research in computers can't be sexy?