Should We Even Publish This?

By posted at 10:00 am on December 9, 2013 1

Following a recent essay on the value of ambivalence, our own Mark O’Connell explores the nature of confidence in this week’s New York Times Magazine. Perhaps not surprisingly, he writes that this year’s Web Summit convinced him that tech moguls are congenitally more confident than writers.

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One Response to “Should We Even Publish This?”

  1. Moe Murph (AKA "The Toast" Fan No. 1)
    at 10:20 am on December 9, 2013

    From Mr. O’Connell’s article:

    “I saw a keen absurdity in these barons of techno-capital, with their passionately held clichés and their cheerful belief in their personal capacity to change the world,”

    That’s the best phrase I’ve read for ages! Perhaps a compromise is in order, a bit less self doubt for Mr. O’Connell and his wry, on-the-spot observations, and a bit more for the tech moguls, given their habit of foisting bug-ridden, not-ready-for-market software programs on the unsuspecting public!

    Moe Murph
    Dreading Next Microsoft Office Suite Upgrade

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