The foundational lie of digital capitalism

From Alan Jacobs (Via Audrey Watters):

The megatech companies’ ability to convince us that they are not Big Business but rather just open-minded, open-hearted, exploratory technological creators is perhaps the most powerful and influential — and radically misleading — sales jobs of the past 25 years. The Californian ideology has become our ideology. Which means that many people cannot help seeing skepticism about the intentions some of the biggest companies in the world as “blaming technology.” But that way Buy n Large lies.

http://text-patterns.thenewatlantis.com/2016/04/prince-tech-and-californian-ideology.html