It's Hip to be (Four) Square in Silicon Valley
I know that it's nowhere
But there is no denying that
It's hip to be square
(Huey Lewis & the News)
Admit it: Silicon Valley is the land of the Geek. For startups, this generally translates to things like video games, foosball and table tennis. Now the latest "stress reliever" in Silicon Valley is that old schoolyard game, four square.
Four square is in a counterculture league of its own even in authority-bucking Silicon Valley, said Christopher Noxon, author of "Rejuvenile: Kickball, Cartoons, Cupcakes and the Reinvention of the American Grown-Up."
"Rejuvenile" is a term Noxon coined to describe those who cling to a Clearasil mind-set long past puberty. He says rejuveniles across the country and in brainy university centers like Boston have embraced four square as the "egghead" sport of choice.
Anyone among our readership have anything unusual that their company participates in as a "stress reliever?"