Unfortunate Server Ad
Just last week Intel got in trouble
for a poorly thought-out ad. And now another technology company is in hot water for the same reason. Quite a few blogs have been posting a picture of a print ad created by QSOL.com. It shows an attractive woman's face with the caption, "Don't feel bad, our servers won't go down on you either."
Intel could credibly claim that they didn't intend for their ad to be racist, but it's hard for QSOL to argue that they didn't intend for this to be sexist. Someone at QSOl must have thought that a bit of frat-house humor would appeal to the purchasers of their technology, whom I'm guessing are mostly male.
The ad does appear to be real. It is said to have appeared in the August, 2007 issue of Linux Journal
. However, QSOL.com
makes no mention of the ad on their website.
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