Venkatesh Rao is a Seattle-based writer and consultant. He is the author of Tempo (2011), a book on decision-making, and blogs at ribbonfarm.
The American cloud
The cosy coastal world of pretend farmers’ markets bears no resemblance to the actual back end of America
Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios. That’s a good thing