Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.

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6: The Enabling Tech Writer

May 5, 2014 at 3:00PM • 58 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Brian S Hall of Techpinions and The Push describes the massive cultural and economic difference between San Francisco and his native home of Detroit, how the auto industry did more to change the world than anything happening in Silicon Valley, how venture capital has driven the echo chamber of self-delusional entrepreneurs, and why solving problems that actually matter to people is usually hard and boring.

In addition, we discuss how people incorrectly equate money with intelligence, why most don't want to admit how much luck is a factor in one's success, how Wall Street bankers are more honest with themselves compared to tech bigwigs, and why the rat race will never end since humans are all about "keeping score".

It concludes with Brian completing step four by acknowledging that he might be perpetuating tech's delusions of grandeur by giving startups press and that his Twitter stream can often become a out-of-touch filter bubble itself.

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