I suppose his latest comments fit the arrogance category, but I’m inclined to add a just-plain-silly category instead.
It all started with Sam Altman’s shoes, which weren’t allowed at the Ritz in London.
Shallow though this test may seem, it shows London’s not a startup hub yet. No hotel in SF could afford this rule.
— Paul Graham (@paulg) (read the thread.)
So, according to Graham, in order to be a good place for startups, a city/all businesses must drop any standards and just accept whatever.
Of course, this is the same guy who said that a city can’t be serious about startups if it doesn’t have Uber and Lyft.
Hmmm, does that mean Silicon Valley wasn’t a startup hub prior to 2009?
As I said — silly.
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