Get over yourselves - Silicon Valley isn't a meritocracyNewsBy PhocusWire | November 28, 2013Share This article was originally published on STARTUPS: Outside of music scenes (grunge, etc), Silicon Valley is probably the epitome of the trend bubble. It's successes are rightly celebrated but equally the overwhelming average-ness of many of its ideas and services, which anywhere else in the world wouldn't get a second glance, is frustrating and wrong. But what impact is this having culturally and economically? Read more on Wired. In a cultural context where idealists have linked social media to democracy, egalitarianism, and participation, the tech scene in Silicon Valley considers itself to be exceptional. Supporters speak glowingly of a singularly meritocratic environment where innovative entrepreneurs disrupt fusty old industries and facilitate sweeping social change. But if entrepreneurs are born, not made, why are there so many programs attempting to create entrepreneurs? If tech is truly game-changing, why are old-fashioned capitalism and the commodification of personal information never truly questioned? Read more on WiredNB:Silicon Valley nerds image via Shutterstock.