Entries Tagged as 'business'

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

The Human Resistance

Technology has gotten so good at degrading people, even its creators are starting to have enough.       Last year I had what you could call an existential crisis. This psychological hangover was induced by the dissolution of an app I’d launched, which had amassed millions of users but not enough money to keep it […]

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

Engineers in the Mist

 5 Days & Nights With Startup Millennials in San Francisco.     THURSDAY MORNING: San Francisco’s Hottest Zip Code . “Our power was out this morning,” The text message from S, the 27-year-old CTO of a fashion startup in San Francisco reads, “And hopefully it is back on now but… ?” In Los Angeles, I receive this […]

Friday, March 20th, 2015

SXSW 2015: The End of Techno-Joy

  Art by: Sue Zola   I used to be pretty excited about technology. I’ve worked in social media since before the term existed; I co-created an app, I wrote pretty rah-rah-tech essays that people liked, like “Why Iron Man is the First 21st Century Superhero” (hint: his relationship to tech). I, like you, side-eyed wet blankets like […]

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Possibly Real Trend of Possibly Real Trends

What’s current when nothing is certain.   Health Goth. “Somewhere in between normcore, cyberpunk, goth, and sportswear chic exists the possibly real trend known as “Health Goth,” wrote Allison P Davis in New York Magazine’s The Cut blog back in October. “It’s been kicking around since spring, actually, but it seems to have entered the mainstream this week.” The […]

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Hardcore Norm

Because dressing different is such a cliché.   art by Curtis Mead   “The kids are doing the normcore,” my friend Quang said, trying out the new phrase with a deliberate, old fart dialect. Only a few moments earlier I had tossed off the word like common parlance. “‘Normcore?’” he had repeated, making sure he’d […]