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The Labyrinth  March 30, 2023 In pursuit of decent coffee  January 30, 2023 The infrastructure behind ATMs  January 13, 2023 The Style Guide for America’s Highways  January 12, 2023 The internet wants to be fragmented  January 8, 2023 2022-12-28  December 28, 2022 Everything is a cult  November 16, 2022 Little rules about big things  October 11, 2022 Tennessee Beach  October 10, 2022 When the Money’s Just Too Damn Good  July 18, 2022 China Beach ornot  July 5, 2022 How San Francisco Became a Failed City  June 8, 2022 Our misguided obsession with Twitter  May 2, 2022 Presidervals  March 16, 2022 Coffee Outside  October 29, 2021 2021-06-20  June 20, 2021 2021-01-11  January 11, 2021 Zero-Sum Environments  January 7, 2021 A Simple Farewell  January 7, 2021 Bundling & Unbundling  December 25, 2020 2020-12-11  December 11, 2020 Joshua Tree, mid-COVID  December 8, 2020 Cross-Country Cannonball Record Broken  December 16, 2019 Emotional Baggage  December 6, 2019 Why are we all paying a tax to credit card companies?  November 16, 2019 2019-10-30  October 30, 2019 Why Did The Boeing 737 Max Crash?  October 23, 2019 Inside TurboTax’s 20-Year Fight to Stop Americans From Filing Their Taxes for Free  October 18, 2019 Peter Thiel’s dinners are the hottest ticket in L.A. So what’s his endgame?  October 3, 2019 The Internet Is Overrun With Images of Child Sexual Abuse. What Went Wrong?  September 29, 2019 The Sterile, Efficient Life of a Millennial  September 28, 2019 The Intelligence of Plants  September 26, 2019 Recipe for disaster: The meteoric rise and ongoing demise of Blue Apron  September 19, 2019 America’s Orthodox Jews Are Selling A Ton Of The Products You Buy On Amazon  September 10, 2019 The New American Homeless  September 5, 2019 Ten Years On, Foursquare Is Now Checking In to You  August 27, 2019 The House Is Haunted by the Echo of Your Last Goodbye  August 25, 2019 Vision Zero Is The Wrong Goal  August 21, 2019 Why is everything late, over-budget, and broken in San Francisco?  August 15, 2019 Uber’s Path of Destruction  May 19, 2019 The Moral Peril of Meritocracy  April 6, 2019 The foodoo economics of meal delivery  March 20, 2019 2019-03-15  March 15, 2019 The world pulls the Andon cord on the 737 Max  March 12, 2019 Eliminating minimum parking requirements makes San Francisco more livable  December 27, 2018 Del Popolo in Hayes  December 24, 2018 Merry Christmas  December 22, 2018 The Man Who Turns Back New York City’s Clocks, Hand by Hand  December 14, 2018 What Brands Are Actually Behind Trader Joe’s Snacks?  December 14, 2018 How Tech Bros Fell in Love With Baking Bread  December 14, 2018 7-Eleven Is at War With Its Own Franchisees Over ICE Raids  December 14, 2018 The Best Way To Save People From Suicide  December 14, 2018 Lazy Saturday  November 20, 2018 2018-09-09  September 9, 2018 Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young  August 16, 2018 It’s weirdly hard to steal Mark Zuckerberg’s trash  August 5, 2018 Venture-backed scooters  April 5, 2018 Gender and your kitchen design  April 5, 2018 Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For  April 5, 2018 Outside Voices  April 5, 2018 Short Cuts  April 5, 2018 An interview with Bernie Madoff  March 20, 2018 The science behind looking like your name  March 20, 2018 To Combat Loneliness, Promote Social Health  March 2, 2018 How Pop-Ups Took Over America’s Restaurants  March 2, 2018 Full-sentence movie titles are increasingly common  March 2, 2018 Oprah follows up with the partisan voters in Michigan about Donald Trump  February 23, 2018 Why Paper Jams Persist  February 15, 2018 Why people wait in lines  February 15, 2018 A Paper Tears Apart in a City That Never Quite Came Together  February 6, 2018 Trashed: Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection  February 6, 2018 Clear and Verifiable  February 6, 2018 Social Decay  February 6, 2018 The wealth of Sapiens  February 6, 2018 You Aren’t In the Crowd, You Are the Crowd  February 6, 2018 Why Does Every Lifestyle Startup Look the Same?  February 6, 2018 Why Brooks Needs Runners Who Hate to Run  February 6, 2018 Good vs. Better at Bad  February 5, 2018 2017-11-21  November 21, 2017 In the Footsteps of Robert Moses  October 2, 2017 Don’t Let Your (Technology) Tools Use You  October 2, 2017 The Dying Art of Disagreement  October 2, 2017 America Wasn’t Built for Humans  October 2, 2017 Nothing to hide  September 29, 2017 With Liberty and Sans Serif for All  September 29, 2017 The Executive Computer - ‘Mother of All Markets’ or a ‘Pipe Dream Driven by Greed’?  September 29, 2017 The Great Tech Panic of 2017  September 29, 2017 Privacy at Apple  September 29, 2017 We cannot afford to be indifferent to internet spying  September 29, 2017 Why Paul Krugman Is Wrong About Wearables  September 27, 2017 The best weekend activities are most likely not the ones you’re currently doing  September 27, 2017 You are the product  September 20, 2017 Cal Newport on taking your life back from technology  September 20, 2017 Active Listening  September 20, 2017 How I Got My Attention Back  September 20, 2017 How Instagram Makes You Basic, Boring, and Completely Deranged  September 20, 2017 Addicted to Your iPhone? You’re Not Alone  September 20, 2017 The Privilege of Logging Off  September 17, 2017 You’re Using Foursquare All the Time. You Just Don’t Know It  September 5, 2017 Designing the new foursquare  August 9, 2017 Mapping the Shadows of New York City: Every Building, Every Block  December 22, 2016 The Man Who Cleans Up After Plane Crashes  December 20, 2016 “Those were our entrepreneurs we locked up.”  December 2, 2016 The Real Teens of Silicon Valley  November 15, 2016 2016-11-15  November 15, 2016 Code Cracking  November 13, 2016 Writer Evan Ratliff Tried to Vanish  November 13, 2016 Why Is It So Hard to Make a Website for the Government?  November 13, 2016 Storm Sentinels  October 31, 2016 Living in an Extreme Meritocracy Is Exhausting  October 26, 2016 Auto Correct  October 20, 2016 13th  October 16, 2016 Making Sense of Modern Pornography  October 10, 2016 Every Noise At Once  October 9, 2016 What HBO’s Westworld gets wrong (and right) about human nature  October 7, 2016 The Economics of Dining as a Couple  October 7, 2016 The Stanford Letters  October 1, 2016 Fun Facts From San Francisco History  September 30, 2016 Tonight I saw a homeless man  September 17, 2016 iOS 10 Review  September 16, 2016 Pajama Rich  September 14, 2016 We’re the Only Plane in the Sky  September 11, 2016 2016-09-09  September 9, 2016 How Elizabeth Holmes’s House of Cards Came Tumbling Down  September 7, 2016 Perpetual Motion Machines  September 4, 2016 The Riddle of the Gun  September 4, 2016 Metric & Calibre Design Information  September 2, 2016 Will Anyone Stop Rodrigo Duterte?  September 1, 2016 Inside the Federal Bureau Of Way Too Many Guns  September 1, 2016 How Helicopter Parenting Can Cause Binge Drinking  September 1, 2016 Cartography Comparison: Google & Apple  August 30, 2016 NOBL Collective  August 27, 2016 A Map Showing Every Single Cargo Ship In The World  August 27, 2016 I Got Scammed By A Silicon Valley Startup  August 26, 2016 The War on Cash  August 19, 2016 Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism  August 16, 2016 Three years in San Francisco  August 16, 2016 Playing The Long Game Inside Tim Cook’s Apple  August 16, 2016 The Loneliness of Being Black in San Francisco  August 16, 2016 Welcome to AirSpace  August 16, 2016 You Need To Know How To Use Guns If You Want To Be Able to Regulate Them  August 16, 2016 Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart  August 11, 2016 Terminally ill artist who chose assisted dying gathered friends to say goodbye  August 11, 2016 Employee #1: Tumblr  August 10, 2016 Eddy Cue And Craig Federighi Open Up About Learning From Apple’s Failures  August 10, 2016 Apple Music’s Bozoma Saint John: It’s About Passion, Not Algorithms  August 8, 2016 Marcus Books, Nation’s Oldest Black-Centric Bookstore, Lands New Fillmore Location  August 8, 2016 What does the Uber-Didi deal teach us about foreign tech companies trying to do business in China?  August 7, 2016 Has Coffee In San Francisco Reached Oversaturation?  August 7, 2016 Do Your Friends Actually Like You?  August 6, 2016 Dinner, disrupted  August 6, 2016 Google Maps goes for the win with Rio updates  August 5, 2016 The Interval Opens At Fort Mason On Monday  August 4, 2016 SF Coffee Shops That Serve Great Food  August 4, 2016 Acquired Ep. 17 - Waze  August 3, 2016 Nelson Cash  August 1, 2016 The Babysitters Club  July 30, 2016 What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work  July 30, 2016 Droop Snoot  July 29, 2016 The Typography of ‘Stranger Things’  July 27, 2016 Where The Night Of Went Wrong  July 25, 2016 South Bay Polo Headcam 7-23-16  July 23, 2016 Trump: Tribune Of Poor White People  July 22, 2016 This plane could cross the Atlantic in 3.5 hours. Why did it fail?  July 19, 2016 A Contemporary History of Walking to Work  July 7, 2016 2016-06-27  June 27, 2016 2016-06-21  June 21, 2016 Uber on, Buenos Aires  June 9, 2016 Ocean Beach Fire  May 1, 2016 NYC CMs at Casey’s going away  April 29, 2016 Last day of winter polo  March 27, 2016 What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team  February 25, 2016 2016-02-21  February 21, 2016 Confessions of an Instagram Influencer  February 16, 2016 A day in the life  January 7, 2016 Spectre by Radiohead  December 28, 2015 Be Kind  December 28, 2015 Local bounty  December 26, 2015 Jessica Lawrence on Organizations  December 24, 2015 Homelessness in Silicon Valley  December 24, 2015 On losing Rdio  December 22, 2015 Inside the world of long haul trucking  December 10, 2015 A Eulogy for Rdio  November 17, 2015 The disturbing truth about how airplanes are maintained today  November 13, 2015 Desktop  November 7, 2015 A 2015 Labor Day Reading List  September 7, 2015 Sweden Sans  August 29, 2015 Dinner and deception  August 24, 2015 Behind the scenes look at Casper’s design process  August 24, 2015 Scandinavia 2015  August 24, 2015 How Champion-Pony Clones Have Transformed the Game of Polo  July 23, 2015 DeBlasio’s Uber  July 18, 2015 The secret startup that saved the worst website in America  July 16, 2015 Amazon Fresh in the city  June 9, 2015 Seeing networks in New York  June 8, 2015 The conceit of the MBA  June 5, 2015 Scaling culture with feedback  June 5, 2015 Why Don’t We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year in America?  May 18, 2015 2015-05-02  May 2, 2015 Frederic Laloux: Reinventing Organizations  April 18, 2015 The Deer of Staten Island  January 14, 2015 Justine Sacco Is Good at Her Job, and How I Came To Peace With Her  December 24, 2014 2014-11-24  November 24, 2014 The End of Willets Point  August 2, 2014 The Future of Iced Coffee  August 2, 2014 Harvard Law Review Redesign  July 1, 2014 Lifestyles of the Rich & the Ripped  June 8, 2014 NYC map drawn by Uber trips  April 24, 2014 2014-03-15  March 15, 2014 Silicon Valley’s Youth Problem  March 13, 2014 A deeper look at Uber’s dynamic pricing model  March 11, 2014 The Dark Power of Fraternities  March 1, 2014 iOS 7 Mailbox Management  February 21, 2014 2014-01-31 2  January 31, 2014 2014-01-31  January 31, 2014 Uber NYC on the beach in Miami  October 27, 2013 Your Drivers. Our Partners. Their Stories.  October 23, 2013 You can use your phone on a plane  October 8, 2013 Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right?  June 6, 2013 The Money Shot  May 26, 2013 Inside The Mind Of The Foursquare Engineer Re-Mapping The World  March 24, 2013 2013-02-17  February 17, 2013 When it was a game: Hoping Foursquare returns to its roots  January 21, 2013 A Case for Abolishing Parking Tickets  January 16, 2013 Rdio killed iTunes  November 30, 2012 Rdio 2.0  November 27, 2012 2012-07-21  July 21, 2012 My first Uber  June 9, 2011 Wilson Miner  April 10, 2011 There is no future and RIM’s dreaming  March 29, 2011 Loving it, at Hillstone  March 18, 2011 2011-03-01  March 1, 2011 ✈ Airplane Mode  February 7, 2011 Cool weather graphic  January 26, 2011 I love twitter  January 24, 2011 Apples everywhere  January 17, 2011 Finally got my wakemate. Here's to better sleep  January 2, 2011 Snowpocalypse  December 27, 2010 Good night pony  December 14, 2010 It's winter  December 13, 2010 2010-11-17  November 17, 2010 2010-09-04  September 4, 2010 Ten chukker practice  August 17, 2010 Emilia pumping her own gas  July 6, 2010 Facetime fail  July 5, 2010 How Tech Start-ups Like Foursquare and Meetup Are Trying to Overthrow Old Media and Build a Better New York  April 16, 2010 3.1.3 to 4.0 and back. Or not  April 9, 2010 Books for this weekend  March 12, 2010 twitter is down for maintenance  December 7, 2009 2009-11-24  November 24, 2009 UConn v Cornell  November 19, 2009 From the crowsnest  November 19, 2009 2009-11-08  November 8, 2009 2009-10-24  October 24, 2009 2009-10-22  October 22, 2009 2009-10-19  October 19, 2009 2009-10-10  October 10, 2009 iTunes Store  August 20, 2009 Spring Weekend  April 21, 2009 2009-02-19  February 19, 2009