Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism

Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism

Former insider turned critic Wendy Liu busts the myths of the tech industry, and offers a galvanising argument for why and how we must reclaim technology's potential for the public good.Innovation. Meritocracy. The possibility of overnight success. What's not to love about Silicon Valley?These days, it's hard to be unambiguously optimistic about the growth-at-all-costs eth...

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Title:Abolish Silicon Valley: How to Liberate Technology from Capitalism
Author:Wendy Liu
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  • Yxas
    This is a biographical account that reads like a bildungsroman: it details the author's journey from precocious coder to Google intern, to co-founder to someone somewhat facetiously calling for the abolition of Silicon Valley. The author's recollection of these personal milestones is shadowed by a g...
  • Jessica Dai
    As Liu writes, this is not a 12-step program. Instead, it's a deeply personal memoir of her journey deep into silicon valley / tech startup culture, and her growing disillusionment with not just her startup, but the industry as a whole. Most of the book, therefore, is descriptive rather than prescri...
  • Morgane
    So much of this resonated with me. The experience of studying computer science in school as a young woman determined not to be like "other girls"; the excitement then quick disillusionment of working in tech and realizing first how boring it is, then how unethical; the eventual leftist radicalizatio...
  • rosa guac
    "This book is meant for those whose belief has started to evaporate, and who are now thirsting for a narrative that speaks to their disillusionment. I write for those who are currently not in power, in the hopes that they’ll see the world differently, and from there go on to be part of somethin...
  • Rebekah Mercer
    This book isn't what I expected, and in a chapter near the end the author admits they 'only somewhat jokingly' are calling for the abolition of Silicon Valley ... I was expecting no joking at all! I thought this would be about alternatives to VCs and typical startup funding, with examples of what fu...
  • Allison
    Review also posted on Medium.You Can’t Abolish Silicon Valley by Appropriating ActivismLet’s start with the book’s title. I take issue with both the title and subtitle.First, with Liu’s appropriation of the term “abolition,” a word commonly associated with the movement ...
  • Sara
    Needs an editor and a directionThis book was all over the place and needs to be fact checkedNancy Pelosi is not a Senator!!! My goodness....
  • Julie
    The parts of this book that caught my attention were Liu's own experience with being a CS major and how her views have changed over the years...I read this at a strange time where I've been thinking about what constitutes success these days and if any of it is truly worth it in the end. In Liu's cas...

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