Apr 29 2007
|After some of the interesting conversations we had about booth babes at a huge event like RSA, it was interesting to see one at Linuxfest Northwest this weekend. The event is aimed at all levels of Linux user, but most of the people I’ve met aren’t business decision makers. The funniest part is that the people who hired the nice young lady apparently only gave her a five minute outline and then expected her to talk to all the folks at the event intelligently.
Is this really the level the IT field has gotten to? Have we become so mainstream that it’s now normal to have pretty young women selling technology, just like at an auto show? I’m not complaining, it just feels strange to me to see this type of sales technique becoming more common. And it makes me wonder what Interop in Vegas will look like next month.