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Kernel summit group photo

Kernel summit group photo

Posted Oct 20, 2009 15:30 UTC (Tue) by smoogen (subscriber, #97)
In reply to: Kernel summit group photo by eduperez
Parent article: Kernel summit group photo

In many parts of the world it is considered 'bad taste'. In classic British/US geek culture its considered a sign of being part of the outcast group that will wear something comfortable at the expense of being laughed at.

I mean he is at least wearing matching socks and sandles.. they could have been crimson or chartreuse.


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Kernel summit group photo

Posted Oct 21, 2009 6:27 UTC (Wed) by alankila (guest, #47141) [Link]

There's a bit of economic theory behind the bad outfits of the geeks. It is argued that because the geeks belong to a group whose work is objectively quantifiable, they can dress poorly/comfortably because their dress isn't a relevant signal for their quality. (It's also part of a subculture backlash against general business attire, and probably a jab at impeccably dressed marketdroids and executives, which the geeks seem to view as useless.)

Kernel summit group photo

Posted Oct 21, 2009 22:14 UTC (Wed) by endecotp (guest, #36428) [Link]

No, it's because no-one has yet created a good ironing robot. When that happens, we'll all turn into the most smartly-dressed people on the planet overnight. (Have you noticed how all your geek friends now have clean carpets since the Roomba? Same principle.)


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