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    The Baffler1/15/2015 min
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    The Baffler
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    • bill
      Top reader of all timeScoutScribe
      1 year ago

      A writer writes an instant classic about Silicon Valley. Let’s all read it!

      • Karenz1 year ago

        This article definitely makes me want to read her memoir. Her article really points to the seduction of this kind of work and I appreciate her honesty about it.

      • joanne1 year ago

        Yes!

      • erica1 year ago

        This critique makes me want to read Uncanny Valley.

        I totally relate to this - I too loved these things absentmindedly and took them for granted:

        ...the disruption-beyond-recognition of subtlety and flirtation and dining and travel and journalism and democracy and one of America’s great counter-cultural cities, among other things I had loved absentmindedly, as though they could be taken for granted, before I realized how quickly they would be brought to their knees.

    • jbuchana1 year ago

      After reading this, I'm not sure that my time might not be spent reading something else. It sounds almost as if the point of the book is feelings,moods, not an actual analysis of the industry. Or maybe I should read it and see if I'm wrong...

    • Alexa1 year ago

      Clear must read if you’re into the madness that is these tech behemoths and how they are shaping our realities. Just reserved Uncanny Valley at the library and I can’t wait to read it.