The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

The Secret to Building the Next Silicon Valley

Political leaders have been trying to replicate Silicon Valley’s high-tech magic since the invention of the microchip. A tech-curious Charles de Gaulle, then president of France, toured Palo Alto in his convertible limousine in 1960. Russian Federation President...
The Humanities Can’t Save Big Tech From Itself

The Humanities Can’t Save Big Tech From Itself

The problem with tech, many declare, is its quantitative inclination, its “hard” math deployed in the softer human world. Tech is Mark Zuckerberg: all turning pretty girls into numbers and raving about the social wonders of the metaverse while so awkward in every...
A Grand Unified Theory of Buying Stuff

A Grand Unified Theory of Buying Stuff

Years ago, I asked a friend what kind of case she planned to buy for her shiny new flip phone. She paused, a little offended. “I don’t like to buy stuff for my stuff,” she said. Those words drilled directly into my hippocampus, never to depart. She’s...