OK, this was bad (especially if you read the whole thread following this tweet).
There was, however, worse underlying things in it: Let’s start with what she was wearing at her “keynote”:
A pure Barbie-like executive suit, with very expensive rings around her fingers, highlighting how little she knows about what she is supposed to represent.
Actually, looking at her, I thought I was in a Mattel Barbie simulation, only that her outfit is not in it (her face is).
I must apologize, though: this was ugly and cruel of me (but honest).
The decision of the CES to put here on that spot was worse:
- Shoe brushing doesn’t make them respectable. The way they threw very soft balls to her was a parody.
- The idea was to celebrate women in tech. Is this their message to them?
- At a time when Varsity Blues operation is still live, featuring a fake graduate is a strong demonstration of contempt to all of us…
Something interesting, though
There was, however, an interesting point she mentioned in her “speech”, that no one seemed to jump on.
The repeated technological disruptions require a complete reassessment of the education system.
Corporations are not the answer, as she implies (well played, the ones that prepared her speech), but they are part of it: they own a lot of amazing engineers, that could be useful in the academic education.
Now, as she also mentions, if all graduates or future ones, that are not white males, go elsewhere (yes, already, madam), this could be the only salvation for the United States.
Unfortunately, this not what they intend to do.
Since I am not US citizen, I don’t care that much. Does she?