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Call me cynical… November 2, 2016

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But I had to smile at this, a piece on the almost parodically reactionary Peter Thiel and the shunning of him by some due to his financial and other support for Trump. I’ve no fixed opinion on said shunning. I certainly think Thiel’s own beliefs and actions quite separate from Trump are well worth keeping in the public consciousness.

The bit I smiled at, though, was the following:

Over the past decade, however, Silicon Valley’s self-conception as a haven for underdogs and dreamers of all stripes has been challenged by the awesome wealth and power that its leading figures and companies have managed to concentrate.

Wow. That’s some self-conception.

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1. Ed - November 2, 2016

Remember how they responded to a strike by transport workers?

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/oct/21/business/la-fi-mh-bart-strike-20131021

And this takes some beating for lack of self-awareness; Michael O’Leary-type stuff:

http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/airbnb-backs-down-its-passive-aggressive-san-francisco-ad-campaign-167713

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