Virtue Signalling Gallery

Post examples of corporate and institutional virtue signalling in the comments.  Here are a few to get the ball rolling.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space



The SETI Institute

Microsoft

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art: virtue signalling

Autodesk

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Author: John Walker

Founder of Ratburger.org, Autodesk, Inc., and Marinchip Systems. Author of The Hacker's Diet. Creator of www.fourmilab.ch.

106 thoughts on “Virtue Signalling Gallery”

  1. jzdro:  “So now they tell me what I should be thinking about while brushing my teeth …

    And if your teeth are White, you are probably thinking racist thoughts while brushing your teeth — just like me.  🙂

    Big commercial issue — the dental care industry sells a lot of tooth-whitening products, to people of all different levels of sun tan.  Does this mean that toothpaste manufacturers are racists whose factories should be burned to the ground?

    What about people of African heritage who use tooth-whitening dental products?  Are they all Uncle Toms?

    This whole nonsense is now beyond parody!  I am bored with racism.  It is time to change the channel.

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  2. jzdro:
    “Diversity & inclusion in oral care — and quip

    Quip has always struck me as a bit of a scam: another subscription service to generate a revenue stream that never ends. Add a hefty dose of virtue signaling and you’ve got a toxic combination.

    Didn’t the legacy site used to advertise for Quip? I wonder if they got canceled because of muh racism.

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  3. Quip was a regular advertiser on the flagship podcast.   I haven’t listened to one of those since the madness began in March, so I don’t know if they’re still advertising there.

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  4. Twitter Engineering

    In the interest of “inclusivity”, Twitter “Engineering” have now issued a Newspeak dictionary for programmers.  In it, they replace “sanity check” with “quick check”, “confidence check”, or “coherence check”.  Presumably this is in order to be more inclusive of crazy programmers.

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  5. drlorentz:
    I’m slightly disappointed they didn’t go with honkey list/Wakanda list. It even conforms to the new capitalization convention.

    There’s also the “problematic” term “linked list”, which as we all know is an oblique reference to the chains of slavey.

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  6. I have a couple of suggestions for Autoblog. First, they should brand their effort Diversity, Inclusion, Equity (DIE). Next, they need to remove all references to the police from the site, replacing them with Community Mediation Facilitators. Finally, when the mobs come to trash their offices, I suggest they bend over and kiss their sorry butts goodbye because the cops ain’t comin’.

    Okay, that was three suggestions.

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  7. 10 Cents:
    I am beginning to think I live on a different planet. “Beam me up, Scottie ….”

    This, too, shall pass.

    How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! (A. Lincoln)

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  8. drlorentz:

    10 Cents:
    I am beginning to think I live on a different planet. “Beam me up, Scottie ….”

    This, too, shall pass.

    How much it expresses! How chastening in the hour of pride! How consoling in the depths of affliction! (A. Lincoln)

    A. Lincoln was great in Star Trek. I liked his beard. 😉

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