It’s pretty common to see scantily clad women at trade shows for industries dominated by men, and CES, the electronics trade show that lures around 150,000 people every January, is typically no different.

But last year, for whatever reason — maybe it was the economy; perhaps it was the political climate — they didn’t show up. Despite the high-profile body-paint incident, I only saw one pair of booth babes during the whole week. Perhaps society had moved on.