Hipsters churches in Silicon Valley makes sense. There’s a lot of irony in religion.
I’m ready for iRapture.
The Protestant sects were once start-up churches.
SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – A Silicon Valley company could become the Tesla of the commercial truck world. The company called Wrightspeed is converting dirty trucks into clean, electric machines. 375 more words
Recently, I returned home from an internship in Silicon Valley. Having spent the vast majority of my life in Raleigh, North Carolina, this was an entirely different experience than anything I had ever been through before, and it really opened my eyes to just how different the Valley is from the rest of the country. 890 more words
I was literally about to write a post about just this (when I read about the laundry delivery service for $50/bag and dating app upon dating app), but Ricky took the words out of my mouth. I love SF and the Bay Area and really want to live there for as long as I can, but the ridiculousness of the "echo chamber" really struck a chord with me. Start-ups, as a generalization, used to be seen as innovative and risky, but now it feels like it's just a bunch of young men making six figures with free housing and free food and free games and free alcohol, etc. to emulate something that was already created... but with a minuscule twist that warrants $$$$$$ in funding. I can think of so many better uses for the thousands, millions, and billions of dollars. But because the rich people have the money, they'll invest in whatever they "need" or want or think needs to happen in the world (think ed tech... on a side note, coding and other parts of the tech industry are powerful tools, but do you really need to be innovating every industry you don't know much about?). And part of the problem is that the media likes to talk about all the spectacularly useless or elitist stuff the industry produces--how come I've never heard about a start-up that helps out all the SF homeless people in some way? Anyway, it's easy to get caught up in that rat race of working for the most comfy and generous tech company, but I hope I stay ~grounded.
My grandma’s house is your typical white, one-story house in the suburbs of the Silicon Valley—it has rustic red brick accents, baby blue trim, and a perfectly manicured front lawn. 776 more words
PALO ALTO (CBS SF) — A new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless. 266 more words
Behind every provocative magazine cover lies an article whose worth we can only determine by actually reading it. Newsweek’s cursor-lifting “upskirt” cover appeared last night, and initial outrage poured forth on Twitter… 738 more words