Jun 05 2007

This is clearly a Shadow Run Elf, not a Vulcan!

Published by at 5:22 pm under General

Obviously, Chris Hoff doesn’t know the difference between an elf and a vulcan!

I’m almost as much of a geek as Michael Farnum with his fixation for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  In case you didn’t know, Shadowrun is a Sci-fi/Fantasy role playing game where magic and machines existed together in the near future.  And yes, there were elves in skin tight armor with big guns in the game.  I gave my copy of the first addition rules away to a friend a couple of years ago.  Hmmm, maybe I win the geek contest with Michael after all.

Is it a sign that our industry is maturing that we’re starting to use sex to sell? Or is it a sign that we’re lacking in any substance worth selling and have to rely on sexy images? Obviously, the answer is a little bit of both, but the fact that a security company can afford a full page ad in USA today says something about the amount of money in security. 

I’m sure Alan will have a little something to say on this, given his previous rants on booth babes.  I don’t see this as any different.  And it works, so I don’t think this’ll be the last time we see it.

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2 Responses to “This is clearly a Shadow Run Elf, not a Vulcan!”

  1. Jasonon 05 Jun 2007 at 8:08 pm

    I heard/read that the largest video game demographic was in the ages of 25-35. A lot of those people are making the IT decisions of today.

    Actually, when I think of other senior developers and IT people (mainly in the 30-40 age range), I’m actually in the minority as I’m not a game player (rpg or video).

  2. David. Bon 06 Jun 2007 at 10:35 am

    or a drow :)

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