The term bubble, as I use it, refers not only to the economic bubble in which the valuation of some tech start-ups went crazy but also to the mindset of the people working inside tech companies, the true believers, and Kool-Aid drinkers, the people who live inside their own filter bubble, brimming with self-confidence and self-regard, impervious to criticism, immunized against reality, unaware of how ridiculous they appear to the outside world — Dan Lyons

This was me just a few years ago


Author: Bruce Elgort

You’ll find this technology professor – an award-winning instructor at Clark College – working hard to inspire and challenge his students with meaningful web development and programming experiences. With a skinny vanilla latte (no foam) in hand, Bruce loves to tinker and test the boundaries of existing and emerging technologies, to then guide hungry minds through memorable, educational journeys to showcase with passion the ever-evolving innovations of society. An industry leader, Bruce is known for co-developing Elguji’s IdeaJam software, and is recognized by IBM as an ‘IBM Champion’ for being an innovative thought leader in cloud technologies.

10 thoughts on “Bubble”

  1. Bruce, you are a smart guy. Given IBM’s well known botched handling of both development and marketing, many, if not most of us knew that long term survival as a thriving community was a long shot. How could you not know this?

      1. That’s not what I’m saying: the bubble effect is absolutely a thing, I agree (and was part of one).

        I was simply referring to Lyons himself. We all remember the kind of stuff he was publishing 10+ years ago. He’s not so different from those in a “bubble” 😉

    1. Again, not denying the guy is right… I just don’t care for how he expresses himself. It’s far from “journalistic”, always reads like he has a real beef with certain groups… which is how bubbles themselves operate.

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