Yesterday, venture capitalist and Y Combinator president Sam Altman whined on Twitter about getting booted from the Ritz bar in London for wearing sneakers. The tweet devolved into a dreadful discussion about whether any city that bans sneakers in upscale places can really be serious about startups. Really.
Back-to-school time can be stressful for everyone, but it became especially stressful for one Greenfield, Ind. high school student when her father, irate over an issue with her school’s dress code, got into an argument with school administrators that ended with him being Tased. Thanks, Dad, for ruining high school.
Analyst firm Gartner predicts that by 2013, 70% of companies will have issued their employees guidelines on how virtual avatars involved in company business should act and dress. The question is: do avatars observe wacky Hawaiian shirt day? [via Slashdot]