Nerds, we did it. We have graduated, along with oil, real estate, insurance, and finance, to the big T. Trillions of dollars. Trillions! Get to that number any way you like: Sum up the market cap of the major tech companies, or just take Apple’s valuation on a good day. Measure the number of dollars pumped into the economy by digital productivity, whatever that is. Imagine the possible future earnings of Amazon. The things we loved—the Commodore Amigas and AOL chat rooms, the Pac-Man machines and Tamagotchis, the Lisp machines and RFCs, the Ace paperback copies of Neuromancer in the pockets of our dusty jeans—these very specific things have come together into a postindustrial Voltron that keeps eating the world. We accelerated progress itself, at least the capitalist and dystopian parts. Sometimes I’m proud, although just as often I’m ashamed. I am proudshamed. And yet I still love the big T, by which I mean either “technology” or … [Read more...] about Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Fashion Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Fashion | Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion? Advertisement Supported by When Apple introduced the Apple Watch five years ago, the whole tech industry began to flirt with style. But interest in wearables has cooled. ByVanessa Friedman March 25, 2019 A sudden, striking influx of glamorous non-techies at a tech hub in California. Grumbles about NDAs. Excited, surreptitious glances. Gossip about disruption. A drumroll for a hitherto hush-hush, industry-upsetting announcement. Sound familiar? This is not a description of what is happening today at the Apple event in Cupertino, as the company unveils its new video service and television shows (among other things). It is a description of what happened on Sept. 9, 2014, at the Apple event in Cupertino, where the Apple watch was unveiled. For those of us who … [Read more...] about Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?
As the lights dimmed and the urgent, teeth-rattling beat kicked in, the throng of people cleared to allow the models to stride down the runway.Perched just in front of me on a narrow white bench, a row of celebrities, including former Spider-man Andrew Garfield and Game of Thrones actor Natalie Dormer, ceased their small talk and pulled the Magic Leap headsets down over their eyes.They, along with a room of London's fashion elite, were about to see one of fashion week's most highly anticipated shows -- the latest collection from emerging designers out of the UK's top fashion school, Central Saint Martins. This is where fashion editors go to try to spot the stars of the future.But one of the designers was offering up a collection with a difference. The playful clothes crafted by designer Gerrit Jacobs were accompanied by a mixed-reality show that floated above the models as they took to the catwalk. Through the Magic Leap headsets, the celebrities were able to witness a series of … [Read more...] about Magic Leap and 5G illuminate catwalk fashion designs with lightning and skulls
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Style Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Style | The American Citizen’s Guide to Clean Air Supported by Unsure if the government is looking out for them, a guerrilla network of “breathers” has turned to personal pollution monitors. ByNellie Bowles Nov. 30, 2018 The hottest new apocalypse preparation choice for 2019 is not a bunker or a gun or a lifeboat. And it’s not moving to New Zealand. It’s a small gadget that measures the air pollution around you. As climate change reports become increasingly dire, and as wildfires tear across the American West, and as trust in the federal government’s air quality oversight fades, thousands of people around the country are taking air measurements into their own hands. Installed on a porch, a console table or hooked to a backpack, these small, sleek and increasingly inexpensive … [Read more...] about The American Citizen’s Guide to Clean Air