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New Tech Money, Same Old Problems 372

Posted by Soulskill
from the those-who-don't-study-history-are-doomed-to-something-something dept.
An anonymous reader writes "Following the publication in May of George Packer's alarming article in the New Yorker revealing the state of the communities surrounding California's tech boom, the LA Times reports that despite the wake-up call, things are getting even worse in the Bay Area as tech companies seek to completely insulate their employees from ever having to interact with the real world. Quoting: 'Every weekday starting at dawn and continuing late into the evening, a shiny fleet of unmarked buses rolls through the streets of San Francisco, picking up thousands of young technology workers at dozens of stops and depositing them an hour's drive south. It's an exclusive perk offered by Apple, Facebook, Google and other major Silicon Valley companies: luxury coaches equipped with air conditioning, plush seats and wireless Internet access that ease the stress of navigating congested Bay Area roadways. The private mass transit system has become the most visible symbol of the digital gold rush sweeping this city, and of the sharpening division between those who are riding the high-tech industry's good fortunes and those who are not.'"
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New Tech Money, Same Old Problems

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  • by roc97007 (608802) on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @06:20PM (#44568937) Journal

    ...they'll all be in a huge space station... Hey, waaait a minute!

  • Allegory (Score:5, Funny)

    by CanHasDIY (1672858) on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @06:27PM (#44568995) Homepage Journal

    Every weekday starting at dawn and continuing late into the evening, a shiny fleet of unmarked buses rolls through the streets of San Francisco, picking up thousands of young technology workers at dozens of stops and depositing them an hour's drive south

    Huh.

    OK, maybe it's because I'm an old-school Missouri farm boy, but... that sounds an awful lot like cows at a stockyard.

    They're just one beat off from installing cattle chutes. [wikipedia.org]

    MooooooooHeyisthataStarbucksooooooooo.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @06:35PM (#44569053)

    How DARE you refer to us as "cattle". We ARE NOT "cattle". We are RUBYISTS.

    Ruby on Rails is my life. It is who I am. It is what I am. Ruby is what makes me A GOD among mere mortals.

    We Rubyists are the ones who make the world go round. It is our code that powers all that is truly important in this world.

    Because we are so critical to modern life, we deserve to be treated better than anyone else. We deserve to be driven around by those who require our services.

    We are not merely humans. We are RUBYISTS. We are superior, and we must be treated well because we are the best there is, the best there has ever been, and the best that there ever will be. WE ARE RUBYISTS!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 14, 2013 @07:12PM (#44569405)
    Thanks for alerting us to your presence.

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