Dedicated readers know how I feel about WeWork.

So, amidst all the IPO brouhaha, I was positively tickled by Alex Danco's take on:
It's hard not to come away with the feeling that someone put a gun to his head and made him write this article.

A true delight.
Sexual harassment. Hate speech. Employee walkouts. The Silicon Valley giant is trapped in a war against itself. And there’s no end in sight.
Kavanaugh's company, World Wide Technology, has assembled thousands of hardware and software offerings from more than 100 other tech firms in one place. 

An army of 3,000 engineers are on hand to run demos, conduct bake-offs and make recommendations. Companies make the pilgrimage to Kavanaugh’s tech Mecca to figure out what in the world they should buy.

They are greeted by this Geek Squad on steroids. 
Wharton professor Kartik Hosanagar talks about how automated decisions affect billions and what consumers can do to take back control.

Interesting commentary on the organisational changes Google made to become AI-first
The most likely explanation for negative interest rates is simple: the economy has become a giant kill zone.

In venture capital circles, the term “kill zone” has become quite popular to describe the phenomenon of having no places to profitably invest.
The humans use "Arecibo" to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. Their desire to make a connection is so strong that they’ve created an ear capable of hearing across the universe.

But I and my fellow parrots are right here. Why aren’t they interested in listening to our voices?

We’re a nonhuman species capable of communicating with them. Aren’t we exactly what humans are looking for?

Another masterpiece from Ted Chiang
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