a system that confers so much value on to stupid things
Paul Graham is Still Asking to be Eaten
Holly Wood, PhD 🌹

I want to agree with your points here, because I do think Candy Crush is stupid, but you’re talking about all this as if Paul Graham and the likes are the ones arbitrarily assigning value to things that suit their fancy. Candy Crush is worth a ton because people download their app and pay to play more. Now it may not seem to us in our judgement that this is bringing value to society as a whole, but it is providing enough value to people that they are taking out their wallets and giving Candy Crush revenue, and therefore value as a business.

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