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It rained quite a bit within the San Francisco Bay Area this week and each time I noticed a puddle within the highway, I could not assist serious about Silicon Valley’s intercourse events.
in her forthcoming guide “Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys’ Club of Silicon Valley,” these events contain libertine debauchery and one thing referred to as cuddle-puddles.
It emerged from subsequent revelations from the guide that one particular get together described by Chang occurred on the home of Steve Jurvetson. Hein November within the wake of sexual harassment allegations — allegations which he denies.
Now Elon Musk has stepped ahead to say he was on the allegedly thrilling get together and thought it not thrilling in any respect.
“Emily Chang’s article was salacious nonsense,” he told Wired. “She conflated what occurs in SF [San Francisco] intercourse golf equipment within the Tenderloin, which have been round lengthy earlier than Silicon Valley was something, with boring VC events on the Peninsula. That is deceptive to the general public and she or he ought to be ashamed. If there are ‘intercourse events’ in Silicon Valley, I have never seen or heard of 1.”
That’s odd, as a result of I’ve.
Speaking particularly concerning the DFJ get together, Musk added that it was “boring and company, with zero intercourse or nudity wherever. Nerds on a sofa are usually not a ‘cuddle puddle.'”
But cannot nerds be sitting on a sofa after which a cuddle puddle spontaneously breaks out, as their inside algorithms get the higher of them?
Neither Chang, Jurvetson nor DFJ instantly responded to a request for remark.
However, a spokesman for the Tesla CEO informed me that Musk thought it was “a company get together with a fancy dress theme, not a ‘intercourse get together,’ and there was no indication that it might develop into one after he left.”
How can one ever inform what is going to occur at a celebration after one leaves?
The VC agency issued an apology, reported by Recode, through which it mentioned: “We have been dismayed to be taught of habits on the get together that was utterly at odds with DFJ’s tradition, which has been, and can proceed to be, constructed on the values of respect and integrity. We would by no means need anybody to really feel uncomfortable and we’re sorry if that occurred.”
Musk mentioned he went to mattress at 1 a.m., that evening and witnessed nothing untoward in any respect.
On the opposite hand, entrepreneur Paul Biggar mentioned in a Medium post that he was on the get together and despite the fact that he left at 12:30 a.m. earlier than it actually kicked off, he can verify that lots of the particulars in Chang’s depiction are correct.
“This wasn’t billed as a intercourse get together; it was official get together [sic]of the VC agency. But we have been definitely primed for it – there was a sorta ‘wink-wink, nudge-nudge’ factor happening,” he mentioned.
After the winks and the nudges, after all, there would possibly come stinks and grudges. As one VC admitted to Chang, he won’t need to do enterprise with somebody he’d already seen half-naked.
Biggar admits that he noticed no intercourse and medicines. He left, he mentioned, at 12:30 a.m. Which does not imply that this was a routine social affair.
“I remorse being so cavalier to what I ought to have realized was an exploitative state of affairs,” he mentioned.
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