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HN used to have a libertarian lean to it back when it was a smaller community of programmers who were starting companies like Dropbox and AirBnB, people discussing SICP/Lisp, and willing to fill the homepage with Erlang articles to scare aware newbs. Now that it has been fully transitioned into mainstream site and much more like reddit, it is much less libertarian and more /r/politics.

So that generalization doesn't apply so cleanly here anymore.




> starting companies like Dropbox and AirBnB, people discussing SICP/Lisp, and willing to fill the homepage with Erlang articles to scare aware newbs.

That seems like "greed-heads, nerds, and old-school Usenet trolls."




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