EDITORIAL

How Tech Sees Itself Versus Reality

Editor’s Morning Note: If you peel back the clouds surrounding Spin Mountain, there is much in tech left to be undesired. 

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Stock image of Spin Mountain, taken in 1843 on a proto-iPhone.

While writing something short about the IPO market yesterday, I ran across an image that caught my eye. This, I thought, must be how venture capitalists imagine themselves.

Given the implication that the venture kids were deluded, it wasn’t a very kind thought. But it worked enough as a concept to doodle up a few other ideas concerning you and I, and how we view ourselves in contrast to reality.

So, for fun, this.

Venture Capitalists

How they see themselves:

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How they are seen by others:

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Viva Vevo.

What people actually want:

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Image via Flickr user Ildar Sagdejev under CC BY 2.0. Image has been cropped.

The Tech Press

How it sees itself:

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Via HuffPo.

How it is seen by others:

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What people actually want:

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Founders

How they view themselves:

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Image via Flickr user Heisenberg Media under CC BY 2.0. Image has been cropped.

How others see them:

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What people actually want:

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Area Founder Celebrates LP Liquidity.

PR People

How they see themselves:

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Or:
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How others see them:

Voia GIPHY

What people actually want:

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Image via Flickr user Neon Tommy under CC BY 2.0. Image has been cropped and mutilated.

This post may have been written on Monday. This also concludes the Buzzfeedification of Mattermark’s Editorial team.

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