Arrogance Is Good: In Defense of Silicon Valley | Businessweek

While the government negotiates with car companies to tweak corporate average fuel economy standards, Elon Musk has made an electric roadster everyone wants.

That law requiring car companies to phase in backup cameras starting in 2016 might save 69 lives a year; Google’s self-driving cars have yet to cause a collision.

Uber is a far more practical solution to drunk driving than public service announcements.

If someone told you that a map of 140-character texts where everyone shares what they’re eating is going to change the world, they would have seemed like idiots until Twitter (TWTR) went on to become the main tool for organizing the protests in Tahrir Square.

via Silicon Valley Tech Entrepreneurs: Behind the Stereotype – Businessweek.


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