Judging by the fact that most of Facebook is based on PHP, it sounds to me like it's pretty robust... It's also object oriented.
The only drawback that I would find as a code-geek is weak typing
Which Facebook is addressing with their language Hack, which is heavily based on the PHP language. As a bonus, you also get a language that's built from the ground-up to be fully functional with their HHVM technology. It's an exciting time for PHP.
If parents don't want to vaccinate their kids, fine; they can put them in private schools or homeschool them themselves.
Android is free and open
So where's the Raspberry Pi distribution (that actually works) if it's so free and open?
Personally, I believe that the benefits you list can be achieved with relaxation
Are you fucking kidding me? Tell that to my friend who's currently undergoing chemotherapy to combat stage IV cancer, which is likely to kill her within the year. It's a little hard to just relax without outside help knowing that she's about to leave a family behind at the age of 30...
"Man the automotive dealer associations don't like Tesla.
They have a name: NADA. Hate them, they are evil.
Usenet and mailing list archives are forever
This isn't necessarily true. I worked at a place where the CEO came across some archived mailing-list posts that contained sensitive company information (apparently the previous sysadmin didn't have much regard for keeping sensitive company information secret when he had questions). An email or two asking them nicely to remove the content and it was gone. Granted, if it had been propagated to many other archive sites, this could have been a major pain in the ass.