the industry #2 // the much discussed RETVRN of san francisco, self-driving taxi "chaos" carries on, ai updates, weekly trends in tech, and notes from the clown world
Holy shit. This is amazing. New favorite tech industry newsletter.
The level of wading through the Twitter morass needed for this quality of a pulse check + commentary would unfortunately lead to my disemployment. Great work.
You know San Francisco is dead when on a Friday night Waze routes you over the SF Bay bridge when driving from Sacramento to Palo Alto-didn’t even slow down through Berkeley or the toll gate onto the bridge. Had lunch in my favorite hole-in-the wall Chinatown restaurant the next day and the waitress said snow pea shoots and baby bok-choy are too expensive to serve right now. RIP blue state...
It’s a 3 World Country! Beruit was safer!
Pirate wires pod is great
I mean, I get it. Without prosecco, I'd die too.
Re: the social media rotting our brains, recently listened to a good “Open to Debate” debate on the subject where the argued for social media being bad for our kids is appallingly emotional and his argument felt very thin. The other side is measured and nuanced and by no means saying it’s good for our kids, just that the data doesn’t make it clear. If it’s really the scourge on society that we all think it is, shouldn’t the research agree (like cigarettes)? Still happy to personally be out of mainstream social media and now use Substack as a shit filter for twitter
This is by far my favorite sub stack. Bravo to Mike and team for putting together such an information, well written, whitty newsletter. Very proud of your work. Keep it up. Can't wait to listen to the podcast.
It’s like cross legged on the floor watching snow on TV