Check out cnn.com today – in the Tech section, they are running a series called Sex, Drugs, and Silicon Valley, which purports that having an usual intimate and/or pharmaceutical life helps the tech lords come up with their great ideas. Maybe it does in a few cases – and you know CNN will highlight them, because Mr. Boring Suburbia will never pull in the ratings to satisfy CNN’s sponsors. By the way, did you know CNN is a for-profit company? Wow – so is Subaru for that matter – amazing!
I’m not here to throw stones at these tech people who chose their lifestyles – if that’s what makes them happy, and they don’t push their lifestyles on others, let ’em be. I’d like to see some stats regarding atypical sex and drug use amongst the high-tech community (not just the bigwigs) vs. the population at large. You do need people on the edge (we wouldn’t have the entertainment or fashion industries without them). We don’t need everybody on the edge. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, the people running CNN want to make the news, not just report on it. Their factual news coverage is sometimes very good, but their opinions are stuck in the 1960’s (oh yeah, the Sixties – wasn’t that the name of one of their recent series)!