Ashamed to work in Silicon Valley: how techies became the new bankers | Technology | The Guardian


22 bookmarks. First posted by dcolanduno 10 weeks ago.


It’s a view echoed by one current Googler in her 20s, who is embarrassed by tech companies’ cluelessness about their reputation outside of the Silicon Valley bubble.

“[Googlers] will say ‘why are the papers making a big deal out of this, I don’t get it’. Are you fucking joking? These people don’t realise the scale of what they are doing,” she said.
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7 weeks ago by mike
Reputation of techies is bad.
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9 weeks ago by KuraFire
Wall Street has long been the industry people love to hate. But as big tech’s reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn’t seem so cool
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9 weeks ago by jorgebarba
Wall Street has long been the industry people love to hate. But as big tech’s reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn’t seem so cool via Pocket
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9 weeks ago by puzzlement
sigh, I guess it was inevitable.
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10 weeks ago by absfac
I look forward to the day that this industry is too uncool for commies to even apply for.
culture  technology  idiocracy 
10 weeks ago by whip_lash
This resonated with me
from twitter
10 weeks ago by wyattdanger
'...All of this feeds into the perception that techies are, according to the former Facebooker, “pod people” who aren’t part of the community. -- “You wake up, get the shuttle bus, go to the bubble of campus and order food via an app when you get home. You are not a citizen, just a bizarre leech who makes money,” he explained.' -- Cover the window, please. These mountains give me no ideas. ~ The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster (1909)
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10 weeks ago by adamcrowe
Wall Street has long been the industry people love to hate. But as big tech’s reputation plummets, suddenly a job at Facebook doesn’t seem so cool
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10 weeks ago by jberkel
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10 weeks ago by Buffalo_Goku