Dear Fellow Geeks: WTF?

Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, in the wake of the Pycon shit-show:

This isn’t “political correctness,” this is you having the courage to use your words to create an environment that promotes an open exchange of ideas — not alienate people and certainly not terrorize them.

I didn’t write about this because I didn’t think anyone involved in the situation was at their best. But, even though some people got fired and a photo was posted which shouldn’t have been, the worst groups in all of this were the jeering crowds on every social network, aggregator, and comment section.

For a similar take, check out this week’s episode of the Vergecast.

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