1. HeyCori's Avatar
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    The saddest man at CES | Technically Incorrect - CNET News

    LAS VEGAS--The Consumer Electronics Show is like the real world in only one sense: everyone is trying to capture your attention.

    So if they can't do it with dancing girls, they hire actors and professional presenters who are there to lure you to a company's wares.

    This morning, for example, Panasonic and Samsung were employing more flashing lights than Amsterdam. They talk at you, they play music, they activate multifarious screens at passing eyes -- everything to halt your gait and grab your eyes and brain.



    Every company at CES garnered some kind of crowd. Every company enjoyed the attentions of at least a few people who stood, stared and even ignored their phones.

    Save for one gentleman.

    He looked good. He fed his microphone with the velvety tones of his voice. No one stopped to listen.

    No one.

    He was presenting Sharp's televisions. I feel sure these are perfectly competent boxes. I feel sure that, being 60 inches wide, they would quite happily suffice for your Super Bowl party.

    Perhaps, though, they don't seem as glamorous as Samsung's OLED TVs.

    Perhaps the name "Sharp" has lost a little of its definition.

    The presenter became so frustrated that he began walking along his narrow stage and attempting to impress people standing behind him. They continued to have their backs to him and he clearly felt unable to say: "Can't you people just listen here for a moment? I'm corpsing."

    People continued to walk by his aisle. In the time I was there, no one stopped to hear his words. Like a man marooned, he kept talking, even though he knew he was only talking to himself.

    Some might say he isn't very good at what he does. I can only hope Sharp buys him a very large dinner at Joel Robuchon's tonight.
    01-11-2012 02:42 PM
  2. TheWeeBear's Avatar
    Perhaps he should have made a Sharp exit. :D

    Poor guy, i feel sorry for him really. :(
    Last edited by TheWeeBear; 01-11-2012 at 02:55 PM.
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    01-11-2012 02:45 PM
  3. Reflexx's Avatar
    Sharp needs to hire about a dozen people to just stand there and pretend they're paying attention and excited. That will bring in more people.
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    01-11-2012 02:46 PM
  4. TMavC5's Avatar
    WOW, pretty sad....

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    01-11-2012 03:12 PM
  5. theefman's Avatar
    Sharp needs to hire about a dozen people to just stand there and pretend they're paying attention and excited. That will bring in more people.
    No, been proven time and time again, bring out the ladies and people will pay attention! :)
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    01-11-2012 04:53 PM
  6. selfcreation's Avatar
    lmao! its a sad day.
    01-11-2012 05:13 PM
  7. aubreyq's Avatar
    Sharp needs to hire about a dozen people to just stand there and pretend they're paying attention and excited. That will bring in more people.
    Kind of like Comcast hires people to applaud their events, LOL!
    01-11-2012 07:45 PM
  8. Winterfang's Avatar
    that's just heartbreaking.
    01-11-2012 08:41 PM
  9. brmiller1976's Avatar
    Sharp makes a good TV.
    01-18-2012 12:18 AM
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