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Tech’ Phobia


As a loyal Independent reader, I was repulsed by your “Tech-Topia” section. That’s not journalism; that’s just corporate PR. It’s an ad section masquerading as news. The smarmy prose in the listings section comes straight from the desk of a constipated corporate marketing hack.

Worse yet is your continued celebration of Linda Weinman without a word for the many Lynda.com employees laid off as she sold out. She walked away with a cool billion for her company, which was built on the sweat and creativity of her employees. For their dedication, they got the pink slip — 10 percent were laid off within in weeks of the sale, and now whole departments, like marketing, are being slashed and folded into the new owner, LinkedIn.

They say the duty of a newspaper is to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable. But The Independent‘s philosophy seems much the reverse.

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