Design Element
Comment on "WWDC 2006: Misreading 'Gender Imbalance'"
by Andy Finnell — Aug 11
No offense, but the hyper-sensitivity is one of the reasons I left the Bay Area. You are correct in that the Bay Area isn't like everywhere else. Most places you can joke about things without worrying that someone is going to get deeply offended.

I think you just have to realize that no matter what you say, someone, somewhere will be offended, especially if you're in a diverse crowd. That, and some people just don't have a sense of humor.

I actually thought your original post was fairly amusing. I was only a little surprised when I read the comments and saw how people were reacting to it. I don't think the reaction should deter you from writing dry humor, but maybe you should give the humor-challenged a warning at the top ("Warning! Satire alert!") or tag it as satire.

In the end, just remember there are people who do appreciate dry humor. They're just not always as vocal as the people who don't.
Back to "WWDC 2006: Misreading 'Gender Imbalance'"
Design Element

Copyright © Scott Stevenson 2004-2015