He is an Indian, and lest you forget the US has yet to elect a Woman at the highest post. India already achieved this in 1966, a mere 18 years into independence.
Also Yogesh Gupta is a Hindu, and in Hinduism, a God is never alone. He is always accompnied by his source of power, the Goddess. Actually, the in mentioning them in prayers, the woman Goddess is mentioned first. see Sita-Rama, Radha-Krishna, Laxmi-Narayan. The western Christian or any other religion has yet to accord this status to a woman.
Yogesh Gupta did nothing wrong is using usable data. It is business after all. One cannot combine business with your personal value system.]]>
This is why executive pay is ridiculous. No value.]]>
Secondly I’m shocked, that anyone would be surprised FatWire would use SEX to sell their product. Goodness-Gracious!! OH MY!! Oh no! But how many times have we walked the conference floor to see “booth-bunnies” handing out free pens/t-shirts/flashdrives; or even beer, as Hula Networks did one year with “booth-bunnies” wearing grass-skirts and bikini tops. and by the way, the line was long and, yes, filled mostly with men. And even though I did not participate, I remembered who they are and what they do…
The social commentaries I’ve read have merit; I do not discount them. However, the statements about shock and outrage… Come on; are you kidding me? Have you been to COMDEX/INTEROP, E3, VON, you name it… Sex sells… When the Victoria Secrets runway show was broadcast online, it took the transit and peering connections down at a number of a ISPs…]]>
Mr. Gupta should have never used something so controversial as part of his demo – - back to the point know your audience. Regardless of this lapse in judgement, professionals should be able to contain their personal objections to focus on the business aspects.
As far as the whole, “exploiting women” statements, these ladies bring in millions posing nude. I believe that men’s weaknesses are being exploited when in comes to pornography. Men pay big $$ for pornography…. so who’s being exploited… pulease.
In almost any situation you run the risk of offending someone these days, knowing that, we all should be sensitive to it not over sensitive. Unfortunately, the age of innocence has long been replaced by the age of litigation.]]>
I would be irritated to go to a professional gathering and find myself in such a situation and won’t apologize for it.
I wasn’t there and don’t know what content was shown. I wouldn’t be offended by mere mention of “Playboy” or of analytical data presented from such a site. I would be offended by being suckered into a sales pitch wrapped up in half-naked packaging in hopes the attendees don’t notice.]]>