Beard shields

A couple weeks ago on Twitter, the mighty Vaguery sayeth: “@mcburton Alas, the unsuspecting coder at the edge of the pack doesn’t realize a Business Development Consultant is lurking in the corner…”

To which there was the reply from the wily mcburton: “@Vaguery my beard will protect me”

That prompted me to remember a conversation that came up at a party while talking to a bearded fellow about how our beards may relegate us to a certain class in society.

On Twitter/Facebook, I asked: How many political or business leaders do you know of that have beards?

1st reply: libbyh : @dcooney bill richardson and al gore sported beards. abe lincoln, of course 😉

From the photos I looked up, I think Al looks fine with the beard. 


Replied: @libbyh those are good ones. There are a few academic + business types, such as John Seely Brown or Vint Cerf, but they don’t really count.

next:
billmerrill @dcooney don’t forget @homelessdave 😉

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