Yahoo Open Hack T-shirts
Just because a T-shirt isn't formalwear doesn't mean it's not subject to the see-and-be-seen rules that apply elsewhere in the fashion industry. The T-shirts on display at Yahoo's Open Hack 2008 event last week at the company's headquarters showed just how much thought goes into people's choice of attire: many clearly wanted to communicate their coding prowess, nerd humor, or tribal affiliations with various software projects. Some of these coders seemed to put as much thought into their T-shirt choice as Google's Marissa Mayer did when choosing her gown for the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra opening night.
The most amusing shirt was the Unix command line--">$ cd /pub; >$ more beer"--but alas, my photo was blurry, so you'll have to make do with a link to the ThinkGeek site, where such items are sold.
This custom-made T-shirt refers to BrowserPlus, a Yahoo project to augment a regular Web browser's abilities. As with Google Gears, it's part of the cloud computing movement to convert many programs that run on PCs today into Web-based applications.
September 16, 2008 12:07 PM PDT
Photo by: Stephen Shankland/CNET News
| Caption by: Stephen Shankland
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