The Faux-Humility of the Startup Bourgeoisie
So, Business Insider compiled a luxurious share-bait slideshow of the 75 –yes, that many– best designers in tech today. No doubt with the knowledge that such a post will be shared by at least half of the 75 listed, along with of course the meaningless “humbling” that apparently such an accolade creates. What bothers me isn’t the list, but rather the acceptance of the list as some sort of barometer of quality. I’m sure there’s a ton of smart people on the list, but of course there will be when you pick such a large cohort. I won’t write much about this, but I’m surprised at how quickly people are to endorse something, anything, once it satisfies their ego. If nothing else, this is a great lesson in human psychology.