Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 7th Feb 2012 17:55 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y Let this be a lesson. After posts by John Gruber and Shawn King, this happened to Violet Blue. "The misinformation gave a significant number of people fuel to stalk me, attack me for hours at a time, malign, insult me in disgusting ways, threaten me with weapon-specific violent death (an axe), and lead social media attempts to force me to lose my job over the matter. Many referenced John Gruber, and/or his post as they did this. Plans were openly made to make media to attack me - another Angry Mac Bastards podcast." Disgusting story, and sadly enough, this isn't the first time this has happened, as Blue notes in her article. I don't like talking about these matters (you don't want to know the kind of crap that gets thrown my way at times), but I can assure you my inbox has seen its share of pure vitriol after Gruber links to an OSNews piece. It ain't pretty.
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RE: Little men
by testman on Tue 7th Feb 2012 22:49 UTC in reply to "Little men"
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I'm guessing you didn't even read the posts Thom conveniently forgot to reference? In no way did they "pick on" (diddums) women. The issue stemmed from Violet's trademark bad journalism. Here, let me direct you to a post that will shed some light on this for you:

“Saddest Booth Babe in the World” responds

Hi everyone!

I am Zsófia Rutkai the WOMAN on the picture. I am a junior producer working for NeoPlay Entertainment on World Factor Show and Polgár Judit’s Chess Playground. I am the one who runs production. I am responsible for public communication, international relations and press releases. (my last goal succeeded better as we expected.):)

I’d like to thank you all who stood up for me without knowing me. Good to know that the majority of the Mac community is tolerant and aware of human rights. I’ve never thought about being a model or booth babe but seeing the bright side of the story it can be considered as a compliment.

Forgetting about the case which is beyond funny do me a favor and categorize our apps instead. Go to our website

Contact Piroska Szurmai-Palotai who is a developer and internationally recognized chess player at or find the saddest booth babe on facebook. ;)

Cheers from Hungary

Zsófia Rutkai A.K.A. The saddest booth girl in the world.

Ps: Go girls! Macworld is open for us too!

You may continue with your irrational hatred now...

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