At Least History is Consistent


From How Silicon Valley Became The Man:

That’s all a way of ignoring the systems that make the world possible. One example from the ‘60s that I think is pretty telling is all the road trips. The road trips are always about the heroic actions of people like Ken Kesey and Neal Cassady and their amazing automobiles, right? Never, never did it get told that those road trips were only made possible by Eisenhower’s completion of the highway system. The highway system is never in the story. It’s boring.

—Fred Turner

Apparently, well-designed, stable (even revolutionary!) infrastructure has always been boring.

As have “the squares” who toil to build it.