Supporters speak glowingly of a singularly meritocratic environment
where innovative entrepreneurs disrupt fusty old industries and
facilitate sweeping social change.
But if the tech scene is really a meritocracy, why are so many of its
key players, from Mark Zuckerberg to Steve Jobs, white men? If
entrepreneurs are born, not made, why are there so many programs
attempting to create entrepreneurs? If tech is truly game-changing, why
are old-fashioned capitalism and the commodification of personal
information never truly questioned?
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