Gizmodo Pranks CES
This Gizmodo prank is slightly funny – until you realize that people are trying to work in this type of environment.
I wonder how Gizmodo would feel if people were to launch a distributed denial of service attack against gizmodo.com.
Not that I’m advocating such a thing. I wonder if a Youtube video of HTTP timeouts on Gizmodo.com would be just as funny.
Update: Wow. This really blew up.
Matthew Ingram thinks I’m nuts. I don’t see how it’s over the top. If someone were to take Gizmodo off the net how would this be different?
I tend to agree with Ewan though – CES is ruined for bloggers. If I were a conference organizer I’d uninvite every Gawker representative moving forward.
A blogger for Gizmodo, a part of Gawker Media, has been banned from the Consumer Electronics Show, the biggest annual event in the tech industry, after he walked around the floor of the show turning off flat-screen monitors with a remote device.
“The Gizmodo staffer interfered with the exhibitor booth operations of numerous companies, including disrupting at least one press event,” the C.E.S. said in a statement. “The Gizmodo staffer violated the terms of C.E.S. media credentials and caused harm to C.E.S. exhibitors. This Gizmodo staffer has been identified and will be barred from attending any future C.E.S. events. Additional sanctions against Gizmodo and Gawker are being reviewed.