There was so much this week (and every week?).
First, the entire industry tech press spent most of Wednesday making juvenile genitalia jokes. Mature, real fucking mature.
Then, the Wall Street Journal carried a feature on HandUp, a “crowdfunding app for the homeless,” which just raised $850,000. Yes, $850,000. From the article: “...HandUp investor Evan Burfield noted that while HandUp is a public benefit corporation, the company faces a ‘massive market opportunity.’”
We are gravely concerned with the growing trend of #Silicon_Valley techies explicitly targeting structural oppression as a “market opportunity” for their financial benefit. Gee, wonder what could go wrong?
Plus loin :
We lack words : “An initiative to break California into six separate states has proven to be more than just fodder for late night talk show jokes, after receiving enough signatures to be placed on the November 2016 ballot… If the plan is carried out, the nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office reports that Draper’s plan would create America’s richest state (Silicon Valley, made up of Monterey, Santa Crus, and most of the Bay Area), and America’s poorest state (Central California, which includes Fresno, Stockton, and Bakersfield).”