Monday, December 19, 2005

The Week's #1 Scare-Quoting

This sounds like an interesting show.
Time and again the more socially useful innovations - those that you might think in themselves would benefit large numbers of people are roughly dismissed by the dragons [see link for context - Z], while the ideas and inventions which succeed in attracting investment are usually relatively pointless ones in the bigger scheme of things... The fact is that these people are, fundamentally, worthless. I suppose I like it that the show confirms all my prejudices about the types of people who 'succeed' in business.
The author is, of course, free to invest in any socially useful innovation he sees fit, although such a course of action might be, like, selling out. Goddamn that 'success', anyhow - it truly is the second-worst thing out there.