Friday, November 7, 2008
I (don't) apologize for this
Does this image offend you?
Actually, I don't care if it does or doesn't. If an image use facilitates me telling a story or illustrating a point, then I'm gonna use it. Especially if it is relevant to the details of the story - regardless of what someone or a group of someone(s) might think.
In a preso by a really smart guy from IBM, he put up an image of packaged meat as an illustration of how IBM is working with the grocery industry to track meat from each end of its supply life cycle with RFID chips to combat issues around mad cow, etc.
However, when the slide came up, he apologized to vegetarians for the image. And yes, it was a serious apology.
I've always hated "PC" (and I'm not talking Microsoft) and I'm wondering as to when it will all end and how far is too far.
I think its gone far enough.