When I first heard the exchange that Andy references, I thought it was a pretty good line. I hold no brief for these guys. But then I thought: here are two undergraduates going to meet with the President of Harvard. Why is it so odd that they are dressed up? It hardly speaks well of their humility that they would ask the President to help them, but on the face of it, it seems that they were just trying to dress appropriately. When I was an undergraduate, I worked for the college newspaper, and a couple of times I interviewed the college president. And I wore a coat and tie.
Put another way: there seem to have been a**holes in that conversation, and the Winklevoss twins don’t appear to have been the only ones.