Excellent article, having loaded the first program I wrote from punched paper tape I worked with the evolution of systems from when they were a great tool for handling and distributing data to their being weeaponised and used aginst us by corporations and government agencies.
The sad thing was us elerly pros saw it coming but nobody was inclined to listen. The propaganda was selling digital technology and big data as ‘the future.’
You had me hooked though by the time I reached the phrase “undereducated entrepreneurs.”
Although I think the Silicon Valley nerd cult has too much formal education and a dearth of life experience, I get annoyed at the abuse of the term entrepreneur, which dervives from French and means literally ‘enter, take.’
So it would be more accurate to describe an asset stripper or a stock market arbitrageur as an entrepreneur. The ultimate entrepreneur is of course the burglar who breaks into your house and steals your stuff.

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