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“The world isn’t a logical proposition”: Why Silicon Valley’s fiercest critic wants to abolish it

Silicon Valley was built on the ethos of disruption. A memoir from a former insider shows that there's one principle that they won't challenge

By Sanjana Varghese  

Hundreds of activists and immigration advocates took to the streets on October 11, 2019 in New York City on a protest to demand an end to Salesforce and Amazon profiteering from immigrants detention, as organizations across the country are taking up a national call to action October 11-14th from the Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps. (Photo by Erik McGregor/Sipa USA)

Wendy Liu’s first encounter with the inner workings of technology happened when she was twelve. She was chatting to a boy over MSN Messenger who was telling her about a website he’d made. She looked up the terms he used, like “source code” and “HTML.” “It was as if a hole in the universe had just opened up to reveal its inner mechanics,” she writes in her new book Abolish…

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