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15 June 2017 @ 06:33 am
From this valley they say you are going  
Continuing discussion of whether Silicon Valley is the Great Satan

Thanx to Slate Star Codex
Elenbarathi: Abandon hopeelenbarathi on June 15th, 2017 07:00 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I lived in Cupertino before 'Silicon Valley' happened - when it was still 'The Valley of Heart's Delight', and what is now De Anza College was all apricot orchards. I can't bear to look at it on Google Earth; they've taken some of the loveliest, most fertile land in America and turned it into a hideously-ugly urban nightmare. I'm given to understand that the teenagers there frequently commit suicide by walking in front of the trains, and it's not hard to see why.

So yes, I agree; Silicon Valley is the Great Satan, but not for any of the reasons cited in the article. Why the hell couldn't they have had it in, like, the suburbs of Reno, or some other already-ruined tract of land (it's not like there aren't plenty of those!) instead of ruining someplace so beautiful and bountiful? Fools; damned fools; fucking techno-orcs - let them eat gold, preferably molten.

"And the karela, the bitter karela
Shall cover you all!"

Edited at 2017-06-15 07:00 pm (UTC)