Nike now lets you personalize your shoes by submitting a word or phrase the company
will stitch beneath the swoosh. So Jonah Peretti, a student at MIT, filled out the form
and sent $50 for a pair of new shoes with the word "Sweatshop" sewn in. Nike
canceled his order, claiming that it violated its criteria against "profanity or
inappropriate slang." Peretti swung back with Webster's dictionary, which
defines "sweatshop" as standard English, not slang. Nike cancelled his order
anyway. The last round went to Peretti, who had a final request, "Could you please
send me a color snapshot of the 10-year-old Vietnamese girl who makes my shoes?"...