A news report about changes in the venture capital marketplace is loaded with OFFENSIVE CULTURAL STEREOTYPES about my people. The headline, "Flip-flop is now on the other foot in Silicon Valley" is grossly misleading. Silicon Valley people like Steve Jobs who (when not wearing sneakers) wear open-toe footwear don't ware "flip-flops," but sandals. The story characterizes Silicon Valley entrepreneurs as "geeks in flip-flops and baseball caps, effortlessly making their first million by taking their technology company to the market." First, people in Silicon Valley are less likely than average Americans to wear baseball caps (partly because they're less likely than your average American to have grown up in America). Second, working for a Silicon Valley startup is a lot of fun -- what with the nerf toys and what not -- but it's hardly an "effortless" life. Most work 100 hours a week or more. I'm outraged by this insensitive stereotyping. Like, OUTRAGED, or whatever.