Waiting for Techot

"The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh. Let us not then speak ill of our generation, it is not any unhappier than its predecessors. Let us not speak well of it either. Let us not speak of it at all. It is true the population has increased." – Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot

I yearn for solutions for the people instead of for the needs of Wall Street and big banks.

Glen Edens, former senior vice president and director at Sun Microsystems Laboratories, chief scientist Hewlett Packard, on Internet technology’s affect on the future:

Having been a senior executive at some of America’s largest corporations I am convinced that model is ultimately doomed. An entity that lasts forever and grows forever is just not possible and is silly anyway. It is a waste of resources. Society deserves a better model for the organization and deployment of resources to provide products and services. Scale is still important. Companies like Cisco have shown how to continue to innovate by acquisition, but the big question is how do corporations gracefully end? How can we break the cycle of Wall Street, a strong financial services industry is simply not good for society. Wall Street does not improve productivity, the model is parasitic, transferring huge resources out of the system. I am looking forward to the next phase of the industrial revolution.

I’ve argued with people in political forums on the value of thrusting to many resources on something that produces nothing of value except auto-fellatio and quid pro quo hand jobs. These people who defend the majesty of the Wall Street industry above the needs of the many have no justification for the enrichment of the already wealthy other than that it exists therefore it must be protected. This system is self-realizing; Mr. Edens is waiting for Techdot.

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