Since the whole blogpost would be unseemly long, I decided to publish the first chapter - on popculture:

"For years, we've been accepting the capitalistic and individualistic narratives on technology, painting an invention as a work of a single, exceptional individual - not years of work of the whole scientific community or a group of engineers."

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@alxd Very good point about idolizing particular individuals, but I want to refer to part about Wikipedia:
I like community-driven service services such as Wikipedia, but they are omitted to that point where my friends, even when they’ve using them every day, don’t know how to properly use them. A few months ago when I was doing a school project I was the only one who give the designation about the license (in my case creative commons) and credits to pictures and charts. And yes, these pictures were from Wikipedia. That was disappointment for me.
It’s always funny for me when someone is telling me that my generation is very internet-aware, no it isn’t. The only thing that my generation is aware of is scrolling Facebook, and that is something that make me sad.
Our society must focus more on getting more of what we have, not looking for imaginary heroes. But you can’t denay that launching your car, that was made by your company into the space isn’t just cool.

@alxd #ElonMusk had to fire a salvo of lawyers at the actual creators of #TeslaMotors to win the right to call himself one of its "founder". AFAICT he was basically just a VC that invested in it, but saw the PR value of being able to claim the visionary role.

@strypey he was just a VC, I have a friend who works / worked with the real founders :)

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