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The know-it-alls : the rise of Silicon Valley as a political powerhouse and social wrecking ball

Author: Noam Cohen
Publisher: London : Oneworld, 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the rise of Silicon Valley as a political and intellectual force in American life and its libertarian vision of a hypercompetitive society without the protection of unions, government regulations, or social welfare programs.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biographies
Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Noam Cohen
ISBN: 9781786073679 1786073676 1786074222 9781786074225 9781786074904 1786074907
OCLC Number: 1029565026
Notes: Originally published: 2017.
Description: 256 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "To serve Man" --
John McCarthy: "Solving today's problems tomorrow" --
Frederick Terman: "Stanford can be a dominating factor in the West" --
Bill Gates: "Most of all you steal your software" --
Marc Andreesen: "By the power vested in me by no one in particular" --
Jeff Bezos: "When it's tough, will you give up, or will you be relentless?" --
Sergey Brin and Larry Page: "It was like, wow, maybe we really should start a company now" --
Peter Theil: "Monopolists lie to protect themselves" --
Reid Hoffman et al.: "My membership in a notable corporate alumni group in Silicon Valley has opened the door ..." --
Jimmy Wales: "Wikipedia is something special" --
Mark Zuckerberg: "Nerds win" --
The future: "Local, small-scale, active."
Responsibility: Noam Cohen.

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Today, tech libertarians are fuelling division in our society. This is the story of how the Silicon Valley pioneers brought us here.  Read more...

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