Burning Man is to the tech world what the …

Burning Man is to the tech world what the nineteenth-century Protestant church was to the factory. […] At Burning Man, what you’re rehearsing is project-based collaborative labor. Engineers flowing in from the Valley are literally acting out the social structures on which Valley engineering depends. But they can do something at Burning Man that they can’t do in the Valley: they can own the project. They can experience total “flow” with a team of their own choosing. In the desert, in weirdly perfect conditions, they can do what the firm promises them but can’t quite deliver.

Logic Magazine 03: Don’t Be Evil: Fred Turner on Utopias, Frontiers, and Brogrammers

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