This is either the greatest act of symbolism in Silicon Valley, or a quiet admission by GitHub that its ostentatious display of faux-democracy was misguided. Either way, a smart move, too late.

It's unclear whether online coding repository GitHub still keeps a room decorated like the Oval Office, but this is a good step toward modesty. Employees (and sympathizers) who never bought the meritocracy sham are pleased:

Start refreshing eBay if you want a partially-shredded, tone deaf startup office carpet.