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Remembering Computex 2013: The Booth Babes

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July 11, 2013 10:19:29 PM

Booth babes... I've missed you.
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July 11, 2013 10:31:33 PM

Sadly I can't enjoy these articles. :/ 
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July 11, 2013 10:50:12 PM

Did Intel say "Look inside"?
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July 11, 2013 11:17:24 PM

Eighteen is the best looking, twenty-seven, the largest, well, you know.
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July 12, 2013 1:08:32 AM

I want all of #27 please!
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July 12, 2013 3:28:44 AM

Must go take cold shower.
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July 12, 2013 4:10:15 AM

Ctrl + Ctrl + Ctrl + Ctrl + Ctrl +
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July 12, 2013 4:51:45 AM

Why all the asian females?
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July 12, 2013 5:11:10 AM

Because Taipei is in Asia. :p 
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July 12, 2013 5:14:23 AM

OMG! Click... Holy Crap! Click... OMG! Click... Holy Crap!
Click...
Ahh man.
Click...
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July 12, 2013 5:37:00 AM

Picture show stalls out at 'Two' for me. Do I need a special browser to look at the slideshow?
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July 12, 2013 6:07:18 AM

Why low res photos?
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July 12, 2013 6:24:06 AM

All the girls are beautiful, although I personally like #18 and #29. Stay classy, Taipei.
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July 12, 2013 6:41:34 AM

Objectifying women without even giving their names, backgrounds, or whatever it is they're there to promote. Good Job Tom's!
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July 12, 2013 8:41:08 AM

I noticed how #19 was spelled "ninteen"
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July 12, 2013 9:05:53 AM

This is stupid, stop posting this garbage.
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July 12, 2013 9:44:30 AM

Thirty-nine -
Iron Man , what are you doing..................................
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July 12, 2013 11:00:47 AM

I approve this article.
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July 12, 2013 11:36:55 AM

Steveymoo said:
Objectifying women without even giving their names, backgrounds, or whatever it is they're there to promote. Good Job Tom's!


When looking at a slideshow of women that have allowed themselves to be objectified thru their career decision, the first thing I want is names and biographies.

Here I'll save Tom's the trouble - (Insert stage name here) is a dancer at the King of Diamonds. After a failed acting career she branched out of dancing to dabble in scantily clad public modeling. Her interests include sun bathing, hitting the club, and shopping with friends.... (copy and paste under each image).
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July 12, 2013 1:26:07 PM

Where are the full res pictures - I want to take then home with me!
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July 12, 2013 1:36:16 PM

this reminds me how Computex and auto shows are pretty much the exact same thing.

Nerds roaming around while supermodels show off shiny tech.
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July 12, 2013 1:37:12 PM

OMG #2
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July 12, 2013 4:58:52 PM

I've seen fewer skinny limbs at last year's clearcut.

I guess the great thing about models is not having the expense of feeding them.
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July 12, 2013 7:53:38 PM

Nerk fest for people with asian fetishes.
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July 12, 2013 8:11:33 PM

All the Asian-ness. I think I'll have to go to Computex next year.
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July 12, 2013 11:20:41 PM

Just wondering as to how many of them even know what it is that they're holding up! :o 

The two chicks holding up G.Skill RAM modules prolly don't even have any idea what those are. I seriously doubt as to whether they had even heard of G.Skill ever before :p 

The same prolly applies to 90% of the 'booth babes' ;) 
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July 13, 2013 2:36:26 AM

I want all 3 from 27 to gobble on it like corn on a cob....:p 

Girl in red from 26 is busty...me want now :p 
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July 13, 2013 3:48:10 AM

I'm a red blooded male but I just find the whole booth babe thing a bit old fashioned and creepy. I feel its just predictable exploitation on both sides. No need for them.

Not to mention it's quite nice to be able to discuss a product with someone who wasn't given just a 30 second run through an hour earlier.

Booth Babes DO get old. Plus no more creepy guys taking endless pictures of them for god knows what use afterwards.
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July 13, 2013 12:09:23 PM

hasten said:
Steveymoo said:
Objectifying women without even giving their names, backgrounds, or whatever it is they're there to promote. Good Job Tom's!


When looking at a slideshow of women that have allowed themselves to be objectified thru their career decision, the first thing I want is names and biographies.

Here I'll save Tom's the trouble - (Insert stage name here) is a dancer at the King of Diamonds. After a failed acting career she branched out of dancing to dabble in scantily clad public modeling. Her interests include sun bathing, hitting the club, and shopping with friends.... (copy and paste under each image).


Actually, a lot of booth babes are students out to make a quick buck after finals so they can have a fun vacation over the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them are first or 2nd year IT students (can't get a nice internship yet). that said, I agree that when you choose to be a booth babe, you're saying "objectify me while I'm here on stage please!" I mean it's the whole point of the job (unless you want to look inside like Intel is suggesting)
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July 13, 2013 12:34:35 PM

Some real hotties right there. I wonder what they think of white boys...
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July 13, 2013 4:18:41 PM

Thirty-Eight...must be a strange angle that I can't figure out for the picture. She either has an extremely large head and very long neck or the angle of the photographer created a very abnormal look. I am pretty sure it is the latter, but it is still confusing...otherwise I am sure she is pretty hot.
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July 13, 2013 6:03:14 PM

vmem said:
hasten said:
Steveymoo said:
Objectifying women without even giving their names, backgrounds, or whatever it is they're there to promote. Good Job Tom's!


When looking at a slideshow of women that have allowed themselves to be objectified thru their career decision, the first thing I want is names and biographies.

Here I'll save Tom's the trouble - (Insert stage name here) is a dancer at the King of Diamonds. After a failed acting career she branched out of dancing to dabble in scantily clad public modeling. Her interests include sun bathing, hitting the club, and shopping with friends.... (copy and paste under each image).


Actually, a lot of booth babes are students out to make a quick buck after finals so they can have a fun vacation over the summer. I wouldn't be surprised if a few of them are first or 2nd year IT students (can't get a nice internship yet). that said, I agree that when you choose to be a booth babe, you're saying "objectify me while I'm here on stage please!" I mean it's the whole point of the job (unless you want to look inside like Intel is suggesting)


Right, but that's the problem isn't it? They're doing it willingly sure, but the real objection is that these companies and tech press like Tom's encourage this kind of objectification. It's the overarching system that's the problem. It's why people still look at the tech press as being a bunch of immature nerdlings, because thinly veiled marketing ploys like this somehow... work? It's embarrassing.
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July 13, 2013 6:25:27 PM

I think out of all these pics there are only about 3-5 different girls.
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July 14, 2013 4:13:29 AM

Man will this site ever get fixed with a decent design and usable comments method? I post on many many forums and Tom's is the most problematic and convoluted of them all. Not to mention the bizarre regional segregation.
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July 14, 2013 3:12:43 PM

nice
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July 15, 2013 6:25:57 AM

#33, will you be mine?
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July 16, 2013 1:49:35 PM

#35 and #38 are badly Photoshopped. Those heads are too big...
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July 16, 2013 1:54:28 PM

aevm said:
#35 and #38 are badly Photoshopped. Those heads are too big...


Good point. #35 seems to be right at the human limit of head to torso size. But #38? Come on, must be from Alpha-Centauri.
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July 16, 2013 2:14:48 PM

Honestly the girls aren't that pretty. Average looking.
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July 17, 2013 12:12:56 AM

Pretty sexist Tom. Ya, guys like the pics, but what do these ladies really have to do with Tech? And it doesn't really matter "why" they have these jobs. Does it? Get with the times Tom!!!

I know, why don't you have a photo article on... lets say... the sisters and daughters of Tom's staff (it has just as much practicality as booth babes, they are associated with tech, right Tom). I'm sure there are some babes there; "hopefully". AND I know "your" subscribers would love to see your sisters and daughters posing. Cause that's what "your subscribers want... right Tom, otherwise you wouldn't have posted booth babes. Sheesh!
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July 17, 2013 8:28:45 AM

NoviceNob said:
Pretty sexist Tom. Ya, guys like the pics, but what do these ladies really have to do with Tech? And it doesn't really matter "why" they have these jobs. Does it? Get with the times Tom!!!

I know, why don't you have a photo article on... lets say... the sisters and daughters of Tom's staff (it has just as much practicality as booth babes, they are associated with tech, right Tom). I'm sure there are some babes there; "hopefully". AND I know "your" subscribers would love to see your sisters and daughters posing. Cause that's what "your subscribers want... right Tom, otherwise you wouldn't have posted booth babes. Sheesh!


You act as if the women posing didn't make a choice to do so. Hopefully, the sisters and daughters of Tom's staff think more of themselves than to objectify themselves. This is all a choice. Tom's didn't put these ladies there.

The fact of the matter is sex continues to sell. If it didn't, we'd see more ugly actresses starring in movies to promote a story and ultimately ticket sales. In a perfect world, the ticket sales would be equal whether the actress was butt-ugly or not.

Because men are attracted to beautiful women, these ladies are there to help a mostly male market remember good thoughts associated with a brand name and in turn sell more goods for the companies they represent. If it didn't work, we'd just see hunks of metal and wires sitting in booths, because that's all they'd need. Apparently, they've found the presence of booth babes seems to work out better for them.
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July 17, 2013 8:42:14 AM

My favorites are 43 and 44.

I couldn't see them at first, since the slideshow doesn't work for me in IE9/Win 7, but the slideshow works in Firefox.
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July 17, 2013 10:20:48 AM

ubercake said:
My favorites are 43 and 44.

I couldn't see them at first, since the slideshow doesn't work for me in IE9/Win 7, but the slideshow works in Firefox.


#43??? What the Hay? She's missing the top of her shorts or the bottom of her torso! Something wrong with that picture? Is Tom playing with us? Photoshopping these women?
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July 17, 2013 9:59:48 PM

mmm nerd porn.... XD
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July 19, 2013 1:31:47 PM

@ ubercake' quote:

I agree with you ubercake on your second and third paragraphs (mostly), but I feel you are incorrect on your first paragraph.

How do you (and so many others here) know IF these women even had a choice to be there? One guy (I thought he sounded like an idiot) says it's extra money for a vacation. That person doesn't have a clue and just made stuff up to support his interest. Maybe their family owes someone else, maybe their boss says do it or get fired, those aren't really choices. You don't really know, so you just guess; in favor of your interest.

Different countries have different ideas on women having choices. I thought it was interesting that you put these women down ("Hopefully, the sisters and daughters of Tom's staff think more of themselves than to objectify themselves."), then you support the article by voting for some.

Maybe in some countries, it would be a choice, but that's just a guess too. And Tom's did put these women there by creating articles supporting the exploitation of women, whether the women had a choice or not. Hell, Tom's doesn't know.

Whether the women were there or not, the same amount of guests would be there. But of course, I'm just guessing; in favor of my interest.
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July 19, 2013 4:55:15 PM

kiniku said:
The fat, ugly women are going to file a lawsuit for this tasteless junk.


If you are going to be so self righteous about it, learn grammar.
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July 21, 2013 10:39:15 PM

is this a tech expo or babes expo? :\
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July 31, 2013 9:02:21 PM

I felt like I just watched a middle school beauty pageant. They look very young.
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