On Wednesday, 14 June 2017 at 06:55:39 UTC, anonymous wrote:
“The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads.” - Jeffrey Hammerbacher (Cloudera cofounder)

I see this quote repeated a lot, but are they really the best minds if they settle for such a silly goal? One of the tests of the best minds is that they seek, or perhaps just stumble, onto much more worthwhile goals. Rather there are always a lot of talented people that waste their time on the latest gold rush, instead of surveying the field for what's coming down the line. Andrei left Facebook, one of the larget ad companies in the world, to work more on D: I think he made the right move.

And no offense to those working more on the tech side of adtech, at Sociomantic or elsewhere, as those systems can be repurposed for something else when the adtech bubble eventually bursts:


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