“But I’m convinced that a lack of faith in the work itself—or, worse, the recognition that the work is doing harm—is at least as much a contributing factor. Likely even more so. Tech companies haven’t spent decades building up grand stories of how they are changing the world for the better for no reason. And I suspect the rapid evaporation of any credibility to those tales will be a bigger disruption than any of them have planned for.”
Mandy hits the nail on the head here. I fell out of love with tech the moment I realized how much utter bullshit was going around and how often that was what the company I worked for was selling. It's why I preferred working in media in a way, much more obvious what you're selling and what the value is even as imperfect as it is.