Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #elitism

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of course they are from Stanford and Yale #status_quo #patterns_neoliberals_masquerading_as_the_great_ones #patterns_neolibs_masquerading_as_anti_status_quo #elitism #neolib_elitism #toread #pub
Seething with anger at this depiction of their 'image..so I'll copy/paste eblume's sole comment for the Hacker News thread: "It seems like the article is reporting that 'the nerds of Silicon Valley are all upset' that rich people are getting rewarded for success in a meritocracy." "First, where are these meetings I've been missing where all the nerds of Silicon Valley get together and decide what they like and what they don't like? I for one did not vote on the Meritocracy Referendum - was this my mistake, or were other nerds disenfranchised in that regional election?" "Put it another way - the youngest generation of rich entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are the children of successful hackers (or at least some of them are)." #elitism #fuckyou #hypocrisy #meritocracy #disingenuous #web2.0 #silicon #valley #pub
Fred Wilson, some VC who is affiliated with Twitter and Foursquare is acting like he gives a damn about ethics. He's working with companies that are just like the companies he is damning. #hypocrisy #disingenuous #lies #elitism #leader #social #media #scum #journalism #pub
readandtrust.com
They say, "Read & Trust is committed to gathering together the best independent writers available—the ones recommended by the writers you read and trust." _A bunch of blogs of the same tech guys that whine about stuff they care about, especially when it will benefit them, to the likes of Google. Their whims are most important!_ #elitism #smug #hypocrisy #leaders #blogs #pr0n #pandering #web2.0 #tech #list #elitist #curated #pub
Ars Technica started this discussion. Of course they turned douchey and less than a week later went with the "whitelist sites you like" as if doing that is somehow morally just. Blocking ads only on sites you don't give two shits about is a good thing or something? Yes, yes, I'm pulling some red herrings and/or straw-manning here :P #discussion #adblock #advertising #web #douche #hypocrisy #elitism #double #standards #tech #ethics #pub
Alain de Botton examines our ideas of success and failure -- and questions the assumptions underlying these two judgments. Is success always earned? Is failure? He makes an eloquent, witty case to move beyond snobbery to find true pleasure in our work. #alain #botton #success #failure #meritocracy #society #elitism #bullshit #lies #perceptions #work #video #talk #pub
The Lost Interview hour long video with Steve jobs from before this century #Steve #Jobs #best #hiring #elitism #pub
“What we do is like opening doors every day, you open the wrong one, all sorts of bad things will come in. You have to be careful which door you open.” #elitism #hiring #the #best #mediocrity #controversial #stance #pub
"as it stands, right now app.net seems to boil down to a group of predominantly affluent white men deciding What Is Good, w/everyone else invited to join in later (if they happen to agree & have some cash on hand). i get that this is no different from virtually any other silicon valley start-up, & “as a start-up”, i don’t think app.net is super-compelling. what has my attention is the lofty goals part: if something is really going to be an ‘enlightened movement’, i think it has to start from being a lot more diverse & inclusive from the beginning. app.net wants to be “what twitter could have been,” & i’m wondering what app.net could have been (could still be?) if its early adopter userbase included a broader range of perspectives & ways of knowing." #tech #elitism #web #arrogance #pub

"In addition to market appeal based subtly and not-so-subtly on fleeing from the ‘Others,’ and on utopian rhetoric about fleeing from evil corporations (“Open. Free. Joy. Wonder. Peace. Perfection”), App.net taps into the same neoliberal self-interest on which all privatization ventures depend. Much of the enthusiasm I’ve seen in my own Twitter feed has been from people who are angry about being “the product,” but if there’s a harm to being the product (such that would motivate those who can pay to join a different social networking site to do so), shouldn’t we maybe address that harm directly and collectively?" "Buying our way out of personal exposure to a problem doesn’t address the problem itself, and it still leaves those who can’t afford to buy their way out exposed." #tech #elitism #bullshit #argument #poignant #pub
Clearly favors incumbent brands and bigger sites #bullshit #Google #unfair #non_populist #elitism #pub
Does going to an ivy-league school have income/job benefits over other colleges? #misconception #elitism #college #formal_education #statistics #pub
"This article includes one of the most misleading statistics concerning higher education: "People with bachelor's degrees... still earn an average of about $1.2M more than high school graduates over a 40-year career". Yes, there is a correlation between higher education and higher salaries -- no, this does not imply causation!" #discussion #college #formal_education #miconception #statistics #elitism #bullshit #pub
Adam Wheeler receives a year of jail because he cannot stop his "dishonesty" of saying he went to Harvard…even though he did. But because the courts say he can't profit from his story for 10/15 years or say he got a degree from Harvard, he has to go to jail. #bullshit #harvard #formal_education #elitism #class #social_classes #law #Horrible #pub