Spectre of Trump loosens tongues, if not purse strings, in Silicon Valley

After years of scorning the political process, Silicon Valley has leapt into the fray. The prospect of a President Donald J Trump is pushing the tech community to move beyond its traditional role as donors and to embrace a new existence as agitators and activists. A distinguished venture capital firm emblazoned on its corporate home page an earthy anti-Trump epithet.

One prominent tech chieftain says the consequences of Trump's election would "range between disastrous and terrible." Another compares him to a dictator. And nearly.

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