14 May 2017

This is an Epic Resignation Letter

Paul Carr, who has been covering Silicon Valley misdeeds for many years, has resigned the beat, which he calls the "Silicon Valley Swamp."

He's not quitting writing, and he will remain at Pando, but he has found that his continuing exposure to the, "Endless perp walk of sociopaths, psychopaths and criminals with names like (Pando investor) Peter Thiel, Travis Kalanick, Emil Michael, Palmer Luckey, and Gurbaksh Chahal – not to mention their enablers and co-conspirators like Paul Graham and Sam Altman, Rachel Whetstone and Steve Hilton, Joe Lonsdale, Arianna Huffington, Shervin Pishevar, and a thousand more like them," was soul destroying.

Here is the most profound bit of his opus, and it IS an opus:
But no. The fact that spotting tech toxicity has become my “thing” is exactly the problem. Another lesson I learned a long time ago: When something toxic comes to define you, it's time to stop.
This should be on the wall of everyone's cubicle.


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