The Cargo Cult of the Hoodie

A cargo cult is a religion formed by a primitive people that worships the planes that bring advanced technology. From Wikipedia:

The name derives from the apparent belief that various ritualistic acts will lead to a bestowing of material wealth (“cargo”).

In some cases when the planes stop coming the people will create wooden planes, not understanding that the plane itself isn’t magic.


Some younger founders seem to be doing the same thing by dressing in hoodies; they mistakenly believe that Mark Zuckerberg was successful because of the way he dressed and his brash attitude. They have it backwards.

Zuck was able to wear hoodies and act brashly because he was/is a great hacker.

Be a hacker not a hoodie.


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