Re: individuality and conformity regarding body mod...

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Mon Feb 14 2000 - 12:05:12 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> > wrote: (that's one of the reasons for businessmen
> > wearing chinos in California and suits in New York).
> Theres a joke about that. A group of Japanese businessmen were
> visiting a Silicon Valley company and were introduced to the
> 25 yr old VP of product development, who was dressed in a T-shirt
> and sweat pants, etc, typical SV business uniform. They commented
> to each other: "Aaaah soooo. Must be vellly important emproyee,
> coming to work dressing in such mannaaaah."
> The reason this story is funny is that it isnt too far from the truth.
> The *real* techno-hotshots really do come to work looking
> like that, whereas the techno-have-not wannabes [like me] tend
> to go for business suits. {8^D spike

Kind of like that classic scene in "Pirates of Silicon Valley" where
Jobs (in jeans and bare feet) chews out a job applicant who comes in for
an interview dressed like an IBM wannabe.

When I started consulting with Datamann, I showed up the first day with
a polo shirt and khaki shorts, penny loafers with no socks. Let me tell
you, they were SHOCKED. Its taken two and a half years, but now they are
around to my way of thinking...

Mike Lorrey

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