Federal bureaucrats and plain-old passersby got out a little rage Thursday, bashing away at old desktop computers and printers with baseball bats.
The event -- a self-conscious reference to the cult classic Office Space -- was hosted by MeriTalk, a government IT industry group, and was meant to symbolize "breaking the mentality that is holding us back."
Sure, parroting the most fan-imitated film of 1999 may not scream innovation. And the event probably had a pretty ugly carbon footprint. But who can resist a good printer smashing?
Joseph Marks covers cybersecurity for Nextgov. He previously covered cybersecurity for Politico, intellectual property for Bloomberg BNA and federal litigation for Law360. He covered government technology for Nextgov during an earlier stint at the publication and began his career at Midwestern newspapers covering everything under the sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and a master’s in international affairs from Georgetown University.