[Vwoolf] Silicon Valley's Bloomsbury? Methinks not.
Brenda S. Helt
helt0010 at umn.edu
Wed Jul 5 12:58:58 EDT 2017
Well, first, nobody who knows much of anything about the Bloomsbury Group calls them the “Bloomsbury Set”—that’s a largely pejorative label devised in Britain by homophobic and conservative minded folks who decided the Bloomsberries represented everything they despised. It’s not always used pejoratively now, nor only in Britain, but it does still indicate a lack of knowledge of the Group. Ironically, Ms. Sanghvi’s claim that this tech think tank is Silicon Valley’s answer to the B’bury Group is exactly correct, though, as point by point that think tank represents the antithesis of everything the Group valued, achieved, and has come to represent for its admirers today.
Co-editor Queer Bloomsbury
From: Vwoolf [mailto:vwoolf-bounces at lists.osu.edu] On Behalf Of Laura Zander
Sent: Wednesday, July 05, 2017 8:39 AM
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"Ms. Sanghvi describes it as tech’s answer to the Bloomsbury Set.."
This is about as far from Bloomsbury as you can get, with a bunch of men staring into screens as they dream up ways to make money, but sure... go ahead and use that reference point.
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