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Comment This week, the tech world has been consumed with intrigue over the details of alleged "sex parties" hosted by Silicon Valley's power brokers.
But as more details have emerged, what we all knew to be true has been slowly reasserting itself: nerds don't do sex nor drugs nor rock and/or roll.
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The salacious claims have been the main PR output from a new book being pushed by tech journalist Emily Chang called Brotopia.
Presumably because the details that Chang has elicited about tech-bro culture are unlikely to elicit a response greater than "yeah, that sounds about right," her team has focused on claims of wild, drug-fueled sex parties hosted by all-male millionaires and billionaires in luxury locations to which young, nubile tech ladies are invited and then subjected to unspeakable actions.
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"Some of the most powerful men in Silicon Valley are regulars at exclusive, drug-fueled, sex-laced parties – gatherings they describe not as scandalous, or even secret, but as a bold, unconventional lifestyle choice," shudders Vanity Fair in an exclusive "adaptation" of the tech tome.
Much of the detail however appears to be pulled from a single party hosted by VC company Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) with a number of attendees recalling a far less debauched version of events.
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The party was thrown as part of an annual conference that DFJ runs called Big Think, and the invite included no mention of drugs nor sex – something that the Vanity Fair article hilariously flags up as evidence of just how Bacchanalian these Silicon Valley folk are: they don't even mention sex or drugs because they are doing so much of it, it's just freaking normal to these people!
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Except no one seems to recall any drugs. Or sex, either. Which, for this corner of California, is notable in itself. This is, after all, the birthplace of...
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