'Booth babes' have been one of the more unfortunate features of tech trade shows for years. Women (we've never seen any male booth babes) chosen for their looks are paid to hang around a company's booth and attract attendees.
We've seen some fairly egregious examples over the years, but none more so than this one at #CES
2013: Four women dressed in body paint and little else were displayed at a company's booth, like sculptures. The women looked straight ahead with bored expressions, and were not allowed to interact with attendees. The company's own Instagram feed described them as "fembots."
It was not immediately clear how this display was supposed to relate to the product in question, a hard drive.
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What do you think? Is this an appropriate way to sell a tech product?