Once They Get In It’s Over.
You can put a fork in Silicon Valley. They are done. Jesse “King of Beers” Jackson has his talons in their tills and they have maybe, at best, 10 more years in which they will be a positive and innovative source of American technological advance. He informs us that ”Hi-tech giants have a moral and economic duty to promote inclusivity in their workforces”
Apple CEO Tim Cook found a somewhat grandiloquent and dignified way to admit that he would now be flying the White French Battle Flag rather than attempting to run a professional technology firm. He promises, cross his heart; hope to die, that ”We’re committed to being as innovative in advancing diversity as we are in developing our products.” He’s welcome to pick one or the other, but cannot have both. The parasite, once embedded, will always kill that which is noble and uplifting about the host.
A company like Apple, or Oracle or any of the other innovative tech giants dies the day it ever becomes satisfied with its technological achievements. It only thrives when it’s people are hungry enough to chew the butt off of a grizzly and selected remorselessly on a basis of potential and desire.* Giving Zoe Quinn and Anita Sarkeesian leverage over this maxim ends your ability to hire based upon quality. Quality is frequently antipodal to equality and stocking a roster on a basis of cultural diversity would doom any NFL team to a 0-16 season.
Jesse Jackson puts out the following garbage for public consumption.
What we’ve been saying is that Silicon Valley is America’s valley: built through American R&D, American education, American tax credits and tax havens. It should reflect America’s best values and principles.
First of all, Jesse, Silicon Valley already reflects a time-honored set of values. They are a classic example Homo Economicus doing what is necessary to release the best-selling, most lucrative product in a highly competitive environment. They got to a dominant pinnacle in the brutally competitive high technology industry by caring as much about cultural diversity as The Seattle Seahawks Secondary. The Seahawks didn’t play anyone associated with Rainbow-Push at Nickle Back last year. There was only one qualification to get in at either Seahawks Central or at any top-notch Silicon Valley nerd enclave. You had to man …read more