The inky waters of hi-tech

A point of view:

This is an example of something Steve Sailer has pointed out about Silicon Valley. This industry has thrived as much by thwarting the laws that apply to other industries as they have by pushing the barriers of technology. Whether it is patent laws or labor laws, these big tech firms have played by a different set of rules. In fact, they have often been given the right to make the rules.. Volkswagen is facing a criminal probe over gaming the emissions system, while Apple faces none for tampering with your phone.

The other thing that the printer scams, and now the phone scams, are signalling is the end of the technological revolution. Companies like Google and Apple stopped being technology companies a long time ago. Instead, they are oligopolists. In the case of Apple, they were never a technology company. They were a design and marketing firm that repackaged existing technology into cool consumer products appealing to cosmopolitan hipsters. They sell expensive display items for the trend setters and the fashionable.

5 comments for “The inky waters of hi-tech

  1. January 16, 2018 at 07:31

    Planned obsolescence is not confined to high tech. Nor are crooked executives nor misleading marketing, nor any of the dirty tricks they play.

  2. wolfie
    January 16, 2018 at 09:34

    Google is the one I worry about the most. From day one it was clear that they sought unhealthy market dominance and the quizzical source of their bottomless funding was highly suspicious.

    Now they almost control the internet.

  3. The Blocked Dwarf
    January 16, 2018 at 11:16

    After this it was clear what was going to happen:

    and so it came to pass that , as Aleks Krotoski would say, the world now has one book seller, one encyclopedia and one market place.

  4. dearieme
    January 16, 2018 at 11:34

    Whatever happened to anti-trust laws? The US govt is remarkably selective about which laws to apply to whom. Or, put more simply, the federal govt is deeply corrupt.

  5. January 16, 2018 at 18:57


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