This is the apology thread from Fortune / Business 2.0: Seagate CEO apologizes for porn remark
It’s unfortunate that his PR flacks got a hold of this. If you can’t make a joking reference to porn (which has been a clear driver of most new technologies including VCRs, DVDs, the Web, etc.) as a business driver for storage then what the hell? I liked the interview a lot because it was pretty candid and open. After reading it I had a lot of respect for Bill Watkins. That respect isn’t diminished by this apology, but it just further illustrates that the PR (and I’ll point the finger at the other evil R – HR) has to package and many everything.
People should be real. Passion is good. Political correctness is the death of creativity.