Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.
The words were uttered with fervor.
Or the minimally raised voice that passes for fervor in Silicon Valley.
There was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saying in April: "I hear fearful voices talking about building walls. If the world starts to turn inwards, then our community will just have to work harder to bring people together."
He was clearly referring to wall-advocate Donald Trump. But, well now.
It used to be that the public had a view of the ocean from a public road. But then workmen -- reportedly hired by Zuckerberg -- started building a wall that obscured the view.
"The feeling of it is really oppressive. It's immense," local resident Gy Hall told the Garden Island. "It's really sad that somebody would come in and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that's been available and appreciated by the community here for years."
Another resident, Donna McMillen, explained to the Garden Island: "I'm superunhappy about that. I know that land belongs to Zuckerberg. Money is no option for him. I'm 5'8" and when I'm walking, I see nothing but wall."
The Garden Island said that residents have left polite notes to Zuckerberg on the wall, but these have been torn down.
Local resident Shosana Chantara told the paper: "I've tried to write a letter to Mr. Zuckerberg more than once. I even met someone on the beach that worked with him. In the end he wrote me and said, 'I know a lot of people close to Mark and none of them are willing to give a letter because they're afraid of what his response will be.' That's a sad statement."
"It's not as if it's going to be more safe for Mark Zuckerberg," local Maria Maitino told the paper. "It feels to me like, 'this is my property and you don't have any rights to see it.' It's that negative kind of view and that doesn't feel neighborly."
No, it's not exactly sharing, is it.
A spokesman for Zuckerberg's Kauai "operations" confirmed that the Facebook CEO was behind the wall and insisted that it has (mostly) good intentions.
"Rock walls like this one being built along the roadway are routinely used as sound barriers to reduce highway and road noise, and that is its primary purpose," he said. "The sound barrier follows all regulated rules and regulations by the county and our entire team remains committed to ensuring that any development respects the local landscape and environment and is considerate of neighbors."
Clearly, some neighbors don't feel it's considerate enough.
We're all, though, in one way or other hypocrites.