I spent a day attending an Information Quality conference at MIT this week. An interesting mix of IT folks and data folks – and these are HARD CORE data folks. The kind that lament the lack of organizational commitment to a data strategy, models, and consistency, and believe a good time is debating what is a betta meta.
I am sure I’ll write more on the conference later. But in my homage to data quality I did an ad-hoc survey in each of the sessions I attended.
All because Boston as of late has been blisteringly hot.
I would expect that in a roomful of people on such a day, if you gave them their prerogative they would dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. WRONG. Corporate conformance is a powerful drug.
OK, we’re not talking bathing suits, but I would expect short sleeve shirts, sans tie (for men), would be the dress of choice (it was mine). Yet my scientific survey over the course of 3 seminars was 93 to 8 – people wearing long sleeves over short sleeves.
Am I just out of the loop on the latest fashion? Or does the definition of business casual dictate long sleeves?
In the era of global warming, I (for one) vote for equality – shorts (sleeves and pants) for all. Live free or sweat. Bring your short sleeves to the Gartner Catalyst conference in San Diego come July 27th.
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