Rascals are always sociable, and the chief sign that a man has any nobility in his character is the little pleasure he takes in others company. Arthur Schopenhauer

Back in the late 90’s, early 2000’s, things moved more rapidly, there were a lot of smaller startups, less incumbency, and with few barriers to entry, anyone with a good idea could slap together some code, get a funding proposal, and become the ’next big thing’. Now the tech sector is just another corporate welfare cronyist shell game centralized around a handful of CIA-financed (read In-Q-Tel) oligopolies. The open web is almost dead. Open hardware is dead. Free software is dead (although ‘open source’ is doing just fine). There is literally nothing to be excited about anymore.