Comments on: Anti Booth Babes? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:53:13 +0000 hourly 1 By: Bradley Momberger Sun, 15 May 2005 05:13:00 +0000 There was a Dilbert comic a few years back where they determined that their optimal expo strategy was to dress their engineers in thongs and have them stand outside the booths of their competition.

Let’s say for a moment that Agetec, like most all entrenched corporations, is completely clueless as to how to satirize anything well. This would probably be a better idea than what they’re proposing.

By: Bill Sat, 14 May 2005 22:22:00 +0000 Darius said:

“They make me feel cheap and sleazy. They make me feel like I’m in an industry run by me, but when I was 15.”

You knew women with impossibly large breasts, plastic smiles and spiked heels ( when you were 15?

You are *so* my hero. ;-)

But seriously, I hope that Agetec is genuine in their intent and that they were either misrepresnted or are clueless with regards to their choice of words as reported at XYZ. Either way, they really need to engage in some damage control.

And Jeremiah, I couldn’t agree with you more. I remember at GDC in 04 when Maxon, who makes BodyPaint3D, brought in Candace Kita as a representative on the show floor in a rather revealing outfit and, or course, body paint. You could almost feel everyone look away and cringe slightly. It wasn’t the right venue (if any venue is right for exploitative practice) and it was reflected in the reaction of the attendees.

Conversely, I had a lot of really great conversations with company representatives (of either gender) who really knew their products. That was the meaningful part of the show floor experience for me.

By: joanna brosius Sat, 14 May 2005 19:53:00 +0000 Since I happen to be female, I personally would hate to be hired or selected for this job just to be an “unattractive” female. Can you imagine? “Yes, you qualify because you don’t meet our standards of beauty. Don’t bother wearing makeup on the job.” Ideally, people should be chosen for the booths based on their knowledge and gusto for the games being displayed, and their ability to interact with visiters so that people leave feeling happy and informed, and perhaps a wish to purchase the games in question. Any selection based on appearance is pretty shallow.

By: Jeremiah Chaplin Sat, 14 May 2005 14:27:00 +0000 I’m still waiting for the moment when companies realize that a competent, intelligent, friendly woman with an interest in the subject matter is far more attractive than a “babe” that knows absolutely nothing about it. It will never happen though, since sex is still selling.