Really just a rebranded rehash of this story.
I think that this article is more general. Dan Lyons’s book focuses on one experience, whereas this article focuses on the phenomenon and what it means for the state of society and the evolution of the technology industry.
The article is a bit hyperbolic, but It’s hard to work in tech and not notice a really deep form of systemic corruption in the startup space. A lot of people have written about this topic, but it’s worth stating that a lot of current trends in building companies really exploit young programmers and leave them with very little to show for many lost years. It’s sad because it doesn’t have to be this way.
The style of writing is reminiscent of tabloid articles…