The Weird Redemption of SF’s Most Reviled Tech Bro
Lauren Smiley

All this, and Gopman still hasn’t accepted the idea that people who have been working on a problem for decades might have learned something about it, and that he might want to listen.

There’s an interesting contrast with Larry Lessig, who started off trying to “disrupt” politics and do an end-run around the inefficiencies of traditional organizing with, only to eventually learn that for all its flaws, the grassroots organizing model is still with us because it works. Lessig — whom most people seem to think is a pretty smart guy — had the humility to learn from veterans in a long, tough fight. May Gopman someday acquire that.

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