That at some point during the prodigious rise of his hot tech start-up he would be obliged to make a terrifyingly ruthless decision. The question was rather simple: Was he ready to kill someone to protect his billion-dollar company?
The technology business has long purported to change the world and make it a better place.
Richard, who’s not feeling the team’s recent pivot to video chat, is lusting after the next big thing — and he wants to have the biggest impact possible.
Every week, we’ll be taking one idea, scene, or joke and explain how it ties to the real Silicon Valley and speaks to an issue at the heart of the industry and its ever-lasting goal to change the world — and make boatloads of money in the process. On one level, it’s a commentary about Silicon Valley as a place — the out-of-touch investors and evangelists, the scrappy nerds, and the ludicrous amounts of money flying around.Have the world’s internet giants become so large that nobody, not even our political representatives, can hold them to account?Or is Silicon Valley’s grip on power merely an illusion: with they too having to answer to the will of politicians?When asked whether he talked to Berg about other possible directions for Erlich, Miller made it clear that he is closer with co-creator Mike Judge and writer Clay Tarver than with Berg.“I didn’t talk to Alec because I don’t like Alec, but I think Mike Judge and Clay Tarver are brilliant,” Miller said. Alec was that for me, and I think I was that for Alec.” On Monday, Miller tweeted a list of his numerous upcoming projects, including various films and his Comedy Central series, “The Gorburger Show,” to apparently point out that he has a busy schedule.