Entrepreneur Bryan Goldberg penned a surprisingly unpleasant item about San Francisco, crafted "satirically" as a dressing down of the tech workers moving in and driving rents up. Is it ever funny when power punches down? Not today...
By making a high wage at a young age, you are pushing real and honest San Franciscans out of the housing market. Sure, you make less money than some electricians or restaurant managers, but those guys have families to support, and they pay attention to their savings and retirement.
So, when you recklessly spend $3,400/month on your apartment, it is crowding out the people who are far more thoughtful about their finances. People with real responsibilities. People with families.
Did you know that those guys had two kids when they were your age? That is how things are supposed to work. Who do you think you are being unmarried for most of your 20s? No kids until you and your future wife have been married for five years? Is that a joke? What the hell is wrong with you?
It seems almost too stupid to be real, and there's already plenty of cringing disgust going around for Goldberg and his enablers. So I instead set about trying to imagine: what would a successful satire of San Francisco's natives look like? Times are still quite hard, though, and I didn't get very far. But I'm pretty sure that such a thing wouldn't involve quite so much stuff about people's children and families.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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