Having watched all of Rings of Power, I am struck in particular by the part where they race against a deadline to make those darned rings.
The whole thing seemed an awful lot like what happens in the software business. For corporate reasons that are a little bit beyond your understanding, you need to make a deadline because there is a shipping date.
Of course, it might turn out that whoever is behind product is not who you think they are. Their corporate agenda may not line up with your own personal moral compass. But hey, you’ve got stock options.
I wonder whether Tolkien knew that he was crafting a metaphor for Silicon Valley.