So I just weighed one of the swords in my closet (a cutlass that's part of my pirate outfit). It's 2.5 pounds.
You made me curious. Mine (a Landsnecht sword) is two pounds even.
First, chief executive Tom Olsen turned an interview into a PR disaster by telling the reporter that “we are about disproving true facts” – effectively confirming the concerns that have been widely expressed about his organization’s real mission.
There has been a long effort to get a woman as a keynote speaker (Ivanka will be the first) as well as more diverse panels. So bringing in a political hack with no significant experience in either the subject of her talk or technology in general is a direct slap in the face to women who are active in the industries represented at CES.The CES 2020 will open its doors tomorrow with a key note being delivered by... Ivanka Trump. What's her expertise in that type of field again to be a keynote speaker, other than being fat daddy's lil daughter?
Point is that they have frozen out women who are leaders in the industry since the first CES show in 1957. There has never been a woman as the keynote speaker, despite people like Meg Whitman (HP), Sheryl Sandberg (Facebook), Amy Hood (Microsoft), Ursula Burns (Xerox), Angela Ahrents (Apple), and on and on and on having significant roles in the the industry.If you want one an Obama, Cinton or Bush to say a few words, you have to pay up big time as well.
I guess same goes for a Trump these days. Inviting them sells big bundles of expensive tickets. I don't really see your point.
Capitalizing a presidency is everyday business in the USA and Ivanka is not the president, so why not?