Apple CEO Tim Cook gave a speech to Stanford graduates this weekend. In addition to the usual motivational stuff, he attacked other big tech companies in a not-so-subtle way. He painted a stark picture of Silicon Valley, saying it’s responsible for too many mistakes.
“Today we gather at a moment that demands some reflections. Fueled by caffeine and code, optimism and idealism, conviction and creativity, generations of Stanford graduates and dropouts have used technology to remake our society,” Cook said.
“But I think you would agree that lately the results haven’t been neat or straightforward. In just the four years that you’ve been here, things feel like they’ve taken a sharp turn. Crisis has tempered optimism. Consequences have challenged idealism. And reality has shaken blind