Tech writer Glenn Fleishman doesn't mind attractive people trying to get him to pay attention to their products.
But "companies that rely on models whose various assets are stress-testing spandex or exposed to air are trying so hard that they fail, he writes in an opinion piece at TidBITS today.
"Not all attention is good, since it highlights to women attending the show that these products are not for them, as well as driving off men who find being so blatantly manipulated distasteful.
Photo: Models pose with Nikon digital cameras during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. (REUTERS)
At the Olympic games in Rio, The Mercury News reports that top U.S. swimmer “Michael Phelps shares historic night with African-American.” The subject of The Mercury News’s unspecific racial disinterest is in fact Stanford junior Simone Manuel, who not only has a name and is neither Phelps’ sister or wife, but is the gold medal […]
“Wife of a Bears’ lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics,” The Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. Sadly, the headline writers were unable to figure out her name before Tweet time, but they eventually did and later credited the wifehood (and the medal) to “Corey Cogdell-Unrein, the wife of Bears lineman Mitch Unrein.”
The excuses for this come prepackaged: it’s what was on the photo wires, his was the great speech of the night, it illustrates a moment of transition in politics, etc.
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