Why is there such a strong presence of capitalist propaganda believers in tech communities, anyway?
Side note: I hadn't intended to post the above text, but the quote-reply function resurrected it from an unsubmitted reply field.
Originally Posted by SpamSandwich
Businesses exist to make a profit. If Apple strays too far off mission, I'd consider them unworthy of owning as a stock. Thankfully, they are still laser-focused on making the very best products they can and delivering them to buyers in a way that will continue to surprise.
Your response is a perfect illustration of the shortsightedness of current American capitalism. The purpose of a business is to support its owners by trade. Somewhere along the line, the idea of "support" turned into hoarding of excessive wealth, while "trade" turned into "we expect to be paid. Period."
Therefore, I find that automatic capitalist propaganda response to not be relevant to the topic ("industry in the USA, yay") because it doesn't address the problem of "almost no industry in the USA, boo".
Or maybe the deeper problem is that current american capitalism is not relevant to society. Capitalism a consumer of society, not an economic system to support a society.
Why am I bothering? This is a tech forum. It is therefore largely void of social thinking, emotion, empathy, and common sense. It is far more heavily populated by armchair economists and self-proclaimed entrepreneurs, of the libertarian mindset, who are based in tech as a lifelong interest, and have many of the common behavioral & social problems associated to them today, as employed adults, that they had as socially scorned nerds and geeks when they were bullied by more socially outgoing & physically robust kids in grade school.
Plus all the current nerd and geek teens of today that are growing up within the pop culture of "geek as chic", which their adult predecessors crafted as part of their marketing practices in the tech companies and tech culture being glorified today.
There's nothing wrong with good tech, by the way. It's the elitist attitudes, immaturity, and antisocial selfish ideologies I have a problem with. Especially when these kids are not being forced to grow up, socially, because of a tech businesses lucky strike at a young age... and they become influential on public policy via money.
I haven't read anything but the following review,
but I think this book talks about that which I'm complaining... and I'm unlikely to see support here on this forum. So again, why bother.
Note: I cared enough to edit for readability and clarity (and autocorrect sucks) but I think I'm going to shove off now. Call that a win if you like. ;-)Edited by dysamoria - 6/6/14 at 4:51pm