Beware the Cult

High tech is still thriving. Renounce it now if you want to keep all the money you've made

If your best friend planned to join a cult and move to a compound in the desert, you'd try to talk him out of it. Right? You'd probably have no luck. Cult members lose their ability to think rationally--an impediment that usually recedes about the time disaster joins the ranks. Way too late. Make no mistake: brainwashed tech-stock lovers are in the same mess, only nobody is trying to talk sense into them. Friends, and Grandma too, have all set up quarters in the same compound.

Last week, though, techies got a glimpse of the smoke and ashes to come. For...

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