Who are the real-life models of the characters in “Silicon Valley”? We Have Them.Uncanny Silicon Valley Human-to-person mapping with absolute decisive authority between “Silicon Valley” characters and the realities of the tech world. When we say a TV show is “reality”, what do we mean? Are the drug trafficking corners on The Wire the same as the Baltimore streets? Perform simulated works on Mad Men to create many cinéma Vérité […]

Who are the real-life models of the characters in “Silicon Valley”? We Have Them.Uncanny Silicon Valley Human-to-person mapping with absolute decisive authority between “Silicon Valley” characters and the realities of the tech world. When we say a TV show is “reality”, what do we mean? Are the drug trafficking corners on The Wire the same … Read more

This twentieth Silicon Valley is forced to ‘show her the numbers’

Subscribe Friday is our attempt to put news into context. Once a week, we’ll call out a recent headline, provide updates and explain why it’s important. There is at least Two things you can say without arguing about Silicon Valley: Mostly white and male. It is obsessed with data. But how is the tech industry … Read more

Show date of real stars by Y Combinator

The startups in YC’s Winter 2017 class have marked a spectacular departure from Silicon Valley in the past. Hello readers, this is Sandra. There are two views of Y Combinator’s twice-a-year demo day, the most recent that happened this week. You can see, with an audience of investors, all dressed up in their sharpest South … Read more

Your next show: Street mapping for self-driving cars

I went to drive in San Francisco’s Mission County last month. It was a late morning and there was not much traffic. As I crossed the side roads, I dodged a parked two-wheeled armored car and circled the construction sites. Though it seemed like an aimless outing, my brief raid was anything but. Every centimeter … Read more

Director Andrew Niccol lives on his own Truman show (and so do You)

Gattaca is set in the “not far future”, but Niccol insists that he doesn’t think his stories are the future. “I think of it more as a parallel gift.” Beach Leo Carillo, important scene in Gattaca in which little Vincent, in a contest with his brother, swam as far as his body could allow, without … Read more

YouTube Boomers Show #VanLife isn’t just for Millennials

Wells considers all the essentials of mobile life. He’s issued lots of guides on everything from weathering a truck to how to save. He held occasional gatherings at his campsites and motivated an entire community to start using YouTube for the most intimate communication. He overcame a patchwork philosophy full of reflections on ‘freedom’ and … Read more

In Italy, the TV show Big Brother is everyone’s truth

When they leave Home today, the cast of the Italian version reality TV series Oldest brother will return to a completely different world from the one they left 13 weeks ago. Quarantined in the famous “casa” and giving their all – which often means they are the worst – current season’s opponents have continued to … Read more