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CNN is airing a piece right now about alternate lifestyles in silicon valley. They're having quick interviews with people framing their drug use and nonmanogamous relationships like they are stock tips. The whole thing is pushing this hippy lifestyle as the secret to tech success. It kind of makes me want to tear my hair out because it all comes off as so hippeyer than thou, and the underclass just aren't open minded enough that must be why they aren't successful. like, if you aren't spending tens of thousands of dollars a year to sponsor an art installation at burning man how can you hope to be a member of the innovative fresh faced master race making their billions for doing some ill-defined computery stuff in or near San Francisco.

Date: 2015-02-08 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] prickvixen.livejournal.com
Which is funny, because that all seems to be going away, to be replaced by the usual old boy network.

Date: 2015-02-08 07:59 pm (UTC)
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Honestly my experience is that this is just what the West Coast is like. My social circle is not full of 23-year-old startup millionaires, but it is full of people who casually use various drugs, have polyamorous relationships, and are generally, you know. Nerdy hippies. The ones with tech jobs keep people like me afloat; hell, a furry con is pretty much a massive transfer of money from the folks toiling away in the bowels of the tech companies to artists.

Folks who struck it rich in the startup lottery just have more money to spend on their drugs and art.

Date: 2015-03-18 11:32 am (UTC)
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