In the Depths of the Digital Age by Edward Mendelson | The New York Review of Books


Virginia Woolf’s serious joke that “on or about December 1910 human character changed” was a hundred years premature. Human character changed on or about December 2010, when everyone, it seemed, started carrying a smartphone. For the first time, practically anyone could be found and intruded upon, not only at some fixed address at home or…

America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs – WSJ


The discontent driving Donald Trump’s campaign stems in part from the dashed employment promises of the late 1990s. Technology companies moved manufacturing jobs outside the U.S., the newest giants need fewer workers and the number of startups fizzled. Source: America’s Dazzling Tech Boom Has a Downside: Not Enough Jobs – WSJ

In the Depths of the Digital Age by Edward Mendelson | The New York Review of Books


Virginia Woolf’s serious joke that “on or about December 1910 human character changed” was a hundred years premature. Human character changed on or about December 2010, when everyone, it seemed, started carrying a smartphone. For the first time, practically anyone could be found and intruded upon, not only at some fixed address at home or…

Why the World Is Drawing Battle Lines Against American Tech Giants – The New York Times


“What’s happening right now is the nation-state is losing its grip,” said Jane K. Winn, also a professor at the University of Washington School of Law, who studies international business transactions. “One of the hallmarks of modernity is that you have a nation-state that claims they are the exclusive source of a universal legal system…