22 Mar '13, 4pm

my inevitable blog post about Adria Richards, in which I struggle to remain the new, improved, mature Giles Goat Man

I imagine in an alternate future, Adria just turned around, smiled and whispered, “Hey. No offense, but I’m not all that interested in hearing about your dongle, you know?’. The men would have become momentarily embarrassed, and then reflexively defensive before letting their rational neurons fire in that crowded room and say, “yeah, dude, no problem”. Maybe one of them would have approached Adria later in the day and pulled her aside to say “hey, I really didn’t mean to offend you, I’m sorry. Hope there’s no hard feelings.” In this alternate future, at a future conference that developer quietly steers a conversation amongst friends away from this territory, without making a big deal of it. First things first: I'm pretty sure Ms. Blum means an alternate reality or an alternate past . It is meaningless to say something happened in an alternate future . Basic literacy aside,...

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buzzfeed.com 22 Mar '13, 8pm

The story of Adria Richards has deeply rustled the jimmies of mens' rights activists. Richards was at a tech conference wh...