the way we live now

The bubble’s back. I suspected as much a few months ago, the day Knownow got funded and I found myself eating Beluga caviar and drinking champagne on Paul Allen’s yacht. I just came off a classic interview with a Canadian software millionaire, about his latest venture.

“We have a waiting list of people who want to work for us, for free,” he said, “just to prove themselves. We’ve spent the last eighteen months cherry-picking the best ideas in the Western world… grid, autonomic computing, utility computing…”

No scientific enlightment or liberation of women for this visionary futurist, nuh-uh. My job, an unending font of comedy gold.

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