Looks pretty slick
“This comic was inspired by this three-part series on the backfire effect from the You Are Not So Smart Podcast. I would also like to thank my wonderful girlfriend Theresea for calling my attention to the backfire effect in the first place.”
“Silicon Valley’s latest tech boom, combined with a housing shortage, has caused rents to soar over the last five years. The city’s rents, by one measure, are now the highest in the world.
The prohibitive costs have displaced teachers, city workers, firefighters and other members of the middle class, not to mention low-income residents.
Now techies, many of whom are among the highest 1% of earners, are complaining that they, too, are being priced out.”
“It had all started with 9/11. I was in Toronto, and my father had just arrived from Tehran for a visit. We were having breakfast when the second plane hit the World Trade Center. I was puzzled and confused and, looking for insights and explanations, I came across blogs.
The rich, diverse, free web that I loved — and spent years in an Iranian jail for — is dying.
Why is nobody stopping it?”
I was an Archie comics fan when I was a kid and got back into it a bit again in college. I even stole some of it to use as content for a zine I created. A lot has happened to Archie since those days of him being a relatively carefree teenager, though. He’s grown up in a recent story line and is now going to be killed off. Yikes!
Good read. Here’s a quote I like… “We rich people have been falsely persuaded by our schooling and the affirmation of society, and have convinced ourselves, that we are the main job creators. It’s simply not true. There can never be enough super-rich Americans to power a great economy. I earn about 1,000 times the median American annually, but I don’t buy thousands of times more stuff. My family purchased three cars over the past few years, not 3,000. I buy a few pairs of pants and a few shirts a year, just like most American men. I bought two pairs of the fancy wool pants I am wearing as I write, what my partner Mike calls my “manager pants.” I guess I could have bought 1,000 pairs. But why would I? Instead, I sock my extra money away in savings, where it doesn’t do the country much good.”
DreamHost gets a mention in this New York Magazine article discussing new trends in company organization design: The Bossless Office Trend — New York Magazine.