2016, for me, will go down as a year of writing like the old days — back when I used to work for Red Herring and Business 2.0. The opportunity to write for the New Yorker has allowed me to think deep and hard about a lot of issues, and frame them for a different audience all together. The dozen pieces from this year (and an additional one from the last day of 2015) are satisfying. In case you missed any of these, here is a quick rewind.
- The man who once made San Franciscans look good. (February 1, 2016)
- In the future, will photograph everything and look at nothing. (April 4)
- Why Apple Music is so bad when the iPhone is so good? (May 17)
- Tony Fadell, Nest and the faliure of a middle ground. (June 10)
- Facebook’s news feed, often changed, never great. (July 1)
- Pokemon Go will make you crave augmented reality. (July 12)
- Does the Snapchat generation even know what Yahoo is? (July 27)
- Apple, Google, Amazonm and the advantages of bigness. (August 9)
- The hype and hope of Artificial Intelligence. (August 26)
- With the iPhone7, Apple changed the Camera Industry for forever. (September 8)
- Apple, Samsung & what is good design: inside and out. (October 18)
- Silicon Valley has an empathy vaccum. (November 28)
- In Silicon Valley now, it’s almost always winner take all. (December 31, 2015)
I hope you have a great holiday break with your loved ones.
December 23, 2016, San Francisco