Let's talk about last night's episode of Silicon Valley, which was staged at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco. In real life, the annual conference is an island of lost startups where aspirants scramble for attention while the anointed tell tales of world change and global impact, signifying nothing (because they're told by the makers of project management software).
Just as a winning idea gets copied, flipped, and reapplied until it's a funhouse mirror of the original concept—"Spinder it's like Tinder but for spinsters"—so has the rhetoric of revolution, which was never appropriate in the first place, become a sideshow we all have to suffer through. The parody above just has better comic timing.
Full disclosure: Of course my favorite scene from the episode was the shoutout to Valleywag. Our imaginary party sounds fun!
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