Over the weekend I wrote a post on the disgusting habit of hand shaking: Hand Shaking Is So Medieval. Let’s End It. 500 comments later, about 40% of readers seemed to agree with me. The rest think I have OCD or some other psychological condition that needs treatment. Or just have no social skills.
If I could take a poll, though, it’s clear that the people who have hands thrust at them more than they thrust hands at others are more likely to be opposed to hand shaking. CEOs and journalists, for example, tended to agree. Business development and sales types hate the idea.
But whatever people’s individual feelings on hand shaking, one thing is clear. Some people are using this as a cue to stop the barbaric practice once and for all. And yesterday one brave company and its board of directors were willing to publicly admit that they held an actual board of directors meeting where no one shook hands. That was unthinkable a week ago.
From Chester Ng, who twittered this morning: “@arrington’s “handshake revolution” has begun! We kicked off our BOD meeting w/ awkward yet sanitary fist-bumps w/ @davidcowan @jamescham“
David Cowan, a partner at Bessemer who was at the meeting, agrees: “Arrington makes sense: Hand Shaking Is So Medieval. Let’s End It. » link to Hand Shaking Is So Medieval. Let’s End It. by @arrington. The objections are ridiculous.”
A revolution has begun. lol.
All we need now is a proper logo for the cause, because sooner or later Marvel is going to send us another letter threatening a lawsuit if we keep using the Iron Man image. Create one that we like and win a free TechCrunch Tshirt. Just link to it below.