The Valleywag / TechCrunch Peace Accord

New Beginnings?

Monkey Notions has made an excellent video about the Valleywag / TechCrunch Peace Accord using my photo of the now famous, less-than-enthusiastic handshake between Nick Douglas and Michael Arrington at the TechCrunch 7 Party.

quoting Brian Solis on Flickr:

TechCrunch7 Party $100,000
Open Bar $50,000
Picture of Mike and Nick shaking hands, Priceless…

In the photo Nick is slightly out-of-focus due to the depth of field from my prime lens. Since I was the “official photographer” of the party, my obligtion was to Mike, so the focus goes to him. Maybe if Valleywag paid me for my photos…

Rumor has it that the threat of “cooties” is what kept them from getting any closer.

UPDATE: Oh no, it looks like Nick is starting to violate their truce.

photo by Scott Beale

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.