Monday, May 01, 2006

The Great American Boycott...Silicon Valley Edition

A journalist friend asked how and whether desis (South Asians) were observing "The Great American Boycott">. Here are some first thoughts:

Coming in to work (I keep later hours than even the Silicon Valey norm), traffic was definitely much lighter than usual for the time of day. But the parking lots of most tech companies didn't seem to have particularly fewer cars than usual.

Coming to the specific question asked by the journalist friend, outside of the activists, in Silicon Valley, I don't think South Asians (aka Indians, Pakistanis, et al) were particularly participating in the boycott. But then, the mentality of Silicon Valley is itself a very interesting subject. Myself very much included. For example, I flirted with the idea of a similar kind of "Day Without" thing during Special Registration, but chickened out of
proposing it to folks formally...

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