The technology rich don't give; and here's why
The reputation of the tech industry's nouveau riche is that they don't give to museums, symphony orchestras and the other established cultural institutions of a communiity. I think this reputation is well deserved, but it should be debated what it means. To me, they don't have the mind set to give to these institutions because they've often been active in realms outside them. They're future oriented, change oriented and "build something different" oriented, and they assume if they succeed and get rich, society is helped as a byproduct. I wouldn't pass judgment on that. In many cases they may be wrong but in some they're right. Zuckerberg at an early age has chosen a more direct path to giving. More power to him.