I can’t agree with your opinion on this, many of the reasons have been raised in the comments so I wouldn’t repeat them.
Are you not however ignoring the reader with this post. Medium is as much about the reader than the writer. If no one read or clapped for these posts they would not be popular and appear in front pages as much. By the fact they are appearing and more and more people see them, points to the fact the readers have spoken.
If no one wanted to read these posts then they would not earn the money they do or the attention they do. If people wanted more tech posts and actively read and clapped for them, then they would move up the ranking and be more visible.