5 min read · Aug 31st · Despite me writing a newsletter about it on Friday, what feels like 30 people have now sent me the New York Times article about how “a silent majority of American workers want to get back to the…
future of work
We simply spend more time working, or commuting to work, living in places that are convenient for work, so that we can go to work and do work.
offices have cottoned on that people feel a lack of connection with the world around them, and that providing the basic facets of community
“it’s where I make friends” is not a justification for a company to force you into the office.
8 min read · Jul 30th · Silicon Valley CEOs keep hailing its imminent arrival as they hawk digital goods, but the metaverse was a dystopian idea from its inception.
Both books’ metaverses get at a common truism: there is something inherently dystopian in a future where humans abandon the real world in favor of an escapist and consumerist-oriented fully immersive digital one.
To want to spend any serious amount of time in a metaverse, it must be made more appealing than reality
Ian Bogost noted, “The metaverse was never a fantasy about virtual reality, but just one about power.”
~15 min read · Aug 1st · Instead of propelling students into the middle class, too many institutions of higher education are leaving them saddled with large loans.
The University of Alabama—the school with the highest-paid public employee in the country, the football coach Nick Saban, who earned $10 million last year, and with an endowment of nearly $1 billion—wouldn’t permit Thomas to cross the stage over a $2,800 debt.
20+ min read · Jul 8th · Owners like Steve Ballmer can take the kinds of deductions on team assets — everything from media deals to player contracts — that industrialists take on factory equipment. That helps them pay lower…