Coffee in the End Times

(Illustration by Megan Tatem) At the risk of sounding pedantic, I want to sound off on something that has only just occurred to me. It involves waking up and smelling the coffee, but literally this time. When I was a kid–not a kid-kid, mind you, but old enough–the sight of coffee beans and the aroma […]

Technocapitalist Messiah

I’ve just watched Steve Jobs. Yes, the movie from 4 years ago depicting Jobs’ rise from the humble hanger-on of Wozniak’s demonstrably more innovative coattails to cultural entity that devoted most of his life to obfuscating the fact that he used to be just some fuckwad. My derision and special disdain for Steve Jobs and […]

Built-in Obsolescence

I want you to imagine a world in which you do not go to work. Work comes to you. Purchasing, buying, selling, manufacturing, everything, comes to you. You don’t come into the office, but take the office with you and leave it wherever you choose to leave it. There are no sprawling corporate headquarters, no […]