Andrey (azangru) wrote,

Listened to a talk from YCombinator's Startup School 2013:

The tone of the talk is very different from the the tone that's typically employed today. It's imbued with the belief in technology, and with a ruthless, competitive, disruptive, even bellicose spirit: how the traditional institutions are too old to compete with the new enterprises emerging from the Silicon Valley, and how they — the traditional institutions, that is — will fight tooth and nail to maintain their dominance, and will blame the Silicon Valley for its own failures, etc. etc. This is the agenda that completely aligns in my mind with the word "progressive" :-) I am missing this daring futuristic tone from the contemporary discourse, which is now more about justice and fairness and climate change and equality and so on.

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    A beautiful cartoon on the front page of The Week:

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    This is just as bad as a brief exchange with a belligerent guest on a regular news show: Six minutes! Six minutes, during which Rand Paul is…

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    The war on repetitions:

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