“Along with a seemingly endless string of harassment and discrimination scandals, Silicon Valley’s homogeneity has a more trivial side effect: boring holiday parties. A fete meant to retain all your talented engineers is almost certain to wind up with a rather same-y crowd, made up mostly of guys. At this year’s holiday parties, however, there’ll be a surprising influx of attractive women, and a few pretty men, mingling with the engineers. They’re being paid to.” Bloomberg: Silicon Valley Is Sneaking Models Into This Year’s Holiday Parties. This may be the only time in my writing career I feel compelled to borrow a line from Donald Trump. But this is … SAD!