Entire German City Bans Hand Shaking

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This no-hand shaking thing is really starting to get traction now. Since my rant in May we’ve seen startups ban the medieval practice at board meetings and mainstream press jump on board.

And now a city in Germany, Würzburg, has apparently banned hand shaking within city walls. The translated version of the article is here. If anyone speaks German and can do a better translation, please let us know.

I say we start asking cities in Silicon Valley to ban handshakes, too. Or at least lets get rid of the ridiculous National Handshake Day.

Thanks for the tip, Robert.

Update: Some German speakers in the comments below correct this post, it is apparently city staff only. Still, it’s a step in the right direction.

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