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Sep 3 2009   8:32AM GMT

VMworld 2009: Day 2: Boob/Booth Babes

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

My friend Gabe, and his partner are here for VMware VMworld. Gabe’s partner is called Brenda and she’s become the poster girl of the virtualization twitter community. When I first met them in Canne I dubbed them “Gabe & Babe” :-) Anyway, Brenda has anthropological so she has been studying the virtualization community for sometime. This kinda makes you feel like we are some obscure African tribe which has only recently been discovered in the mountains.

Brenda’s subject of study this year – is the “Booth Babe”. She’s been going around chatting/interviewing them whilst she fulfils her duties on the Veeam booth. I know what you guys are thinking. Gee, that must be so difficult going around interviewing this hot-chick who just can’t wait to enter you in a lottery to win a Segway. I don’t quite if Brenda has got round to definining what makes a booth/boob babe but she must be making progress. If you haven’t a clue what I mean. Here’s a sample of a booth babe. The strategy must work to pull in the guys otherwise these ISVs/OEMs would hire them. But its quite odd the way the fellas hang around them in a very sheepish (Ed. don’t mean creepy?) way!

Anyway, I asked this lady if I could put my hand on her shoulder for a nano-second for the photo. And I was told firmly, not very politely – NO.My reputation must preceed me…


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