Silicon Valley v/s Soviet Union

Microsoft yoyi
Jul 23, 2018 15 Comments


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  • Google King Kai
    Most large tech companies exhibit some kind of communism: 20% of the staff makes 90% of the money and subsidizes the perks and pay for everyone.
    Jul 23, 2018 7
    • Microsoft / Eng 🍁 syrup
      That's communism in practice, so yea that is communism
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Facebook Julio
      That’s exactly communism - from each according to their capabilities, to each according to their needs.
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Google 🎱figga
      I like this observation. A couple others:

      - engineers are relatively exchangeable, and ideas/execution can be rewarded, but the “internal market” for funding of efforts and the liquid talent pool means that ultimately it’s fair to compensate everyone approx the same

      - next big idea is deemed important for survival so culture of reinvestment while not dinging those who take risks is good

      Funny though that this can align so directly with the belief that capitalism requires socialism (with differing amounts of each at various scales...)
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Google 🎱figga
      Also I think if the belief in the next big idea wanes or survival becomes more critical then things get more... reptilian
      Jul 23, 2018
    • Google Gargamon
      You guys realize 20% of the US pays 80% of the taxes?
      Jul 23, 2018
    Is he talking about tesla 🤔.
    Jul 23, 2018 1
    • Amazon / Ops JefeBez0s
      LE spotted
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Facebook / Eng

    Facebook Eng

    Propaganda posters and new art in Facebook definitely remind me Soviet Union. Also narrow mindness of acceptable public opinions.
    Jul 23, 2018 1
    • Facebook Ybnmibcf
      Interesting, didn’t think of the posters like that. does it bother you?
      Jul 23, 2018
  • Microsoft / Eng 🍁 syrup
    I've always felt the teeshirts and company swag that gets handed out is basically uniform and cringey as hell. Even worse when people wear them regularly; they pay you to work, not devote your soul for fucks sake.
    Jul 23, 2018 0
  • Microsoft yoyi
    I’m surprised no one mentioned Amazon here, that place is all about the “Amazon mission“. It wants to become EVERYTHING. All other enterprises should be eaten or destroyed in competition and whole world should be dependent on amazon.
    Jul 23, 2018 0
  • Google ⚜️
    And your also have literal Communists at university indoctrinating students at Berkeley.
    Jul 23, 2018 0