Why I Do What I Do
Market Capitalism uses computer technology in diverse and
sometimes seemingly contradictory ways. The system needs disruption and market fickleness
to prevent stagnation, consolidation and apathy. Our new technology has gone
beyond the utility for counting money and is making claims to mediate every
interaction. Having grown up in Silicon Valley and seeing the march towards the
total integration of our society with this technology I have come to terms with
its inevitability. However, I still like to focus on the odd promise of
this technology to make small businesses have some of the capabilities of larger
businesses in the hopes that not all of us have to work for a major corporation.
I am not completely convinced that I and other technology consultants are not unwittingly
selling a false promise for the sake of selling technology. I apologize in advance if
this weird thing we call progress ends in corporate fascism.
I did it for the