“I cannot abide useless people.”

“Forgive my rudeness. I cannot abide useless people.” (Murphy, Firefly, ShinDig)

No wonder Firefly is one of the most beloved narratives of all time — especially by those who are less useless than others.

Few lines have been written so well and delivered so masterfully as the explanation the aging and affluent engineer, Murphy, gives after brilliantly taking down the condescending débutantes who put down Kaylee, one of the most brilliant engineers in `verse for her dress selection.

I have met so many technologists who share this sentiment. We tend to rally around those who actually learn, perform, and produce rather that leech wealth we created. Thankfully the Gig Economy might change all that.