A taxonomy of tech haters


Haters, when it comes to common sense you ain't showed it

—Luniz, Playa Hata

There exist many categorizations and taxonomies of trolls and haters. However, the same treatment hasn't been given to the tech hater. The tech hater is particularly insidious because of their use of seemingly objective information. The tech hater is just another hurdle that a new startup founder has to jump over. On discussion forums, the tech hater is responsible for a chilling effect on discourse.

The purpose of this taxonomy is to illustrate the archetypes tech haters fall into.

With this understanding, my hope is to combat the chilling effect and encourage people to gloss over the tech hater.


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