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December 31, 2012 at 2:43pm
Reblogged from cbracy

Silicon Valley’s Problem

This isolation has also deluded them into thinking that they are in fact making the world a better place, simply by building their products and platforms.  The Silicon Valley rich are famously stingy philanthropists and a defense I’ve heard more than once is that the tools they spend their time building are inherently good.  “Why donate money when people can just download my app and instantly have a better life?”

CBracy explaining her tweet: “Silicon Valley’s problem in a nutshell: crazed about Instagram’s ToS, not a peep about FISA reauthorization.”


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  6. zachernuk reblogged this from cbracy and added:
    This is a really good summary of the problem that tech-centered people have everywhere.
  7. kaleidoscoptics reblogged this from cbracy and added:
    SO DEPRESSING AND SO TRUE. If there is one thing I despise, it’s the internet’s messianic self-regard. Fuck a...
  8. mindwide0pen reblogged this from cbracy and added:
    Great post by Code for America Ms Bracy about how the tech scene in SF is not interested in any higher goals, such as...
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    They really don’t care that much about making the world a better place, mostly because they feel like they don’t have to...
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    — Catherine Bracy, Director of International Programs at Code for America
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    Um, yes. Also, I forgot i was supposed to be posting here.
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    Every day, I agree more and more with this sentiment.
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    Ironically President Obama had the same experience and reaction as Catherine Bracy when he had dinner with the Silicon...
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