Fun Is Fine Because It’s Fun

(This column is posted at and Steve’s Tumblr.  Find out more at my newsletter.) The ever indomitable MagenCubed had a great comment on Twitter about how we often feel we’re not allowed to have fun. That writing, art, everything fun … Continue reading

Geek As Citizen: Ties To The Community

I’m sure you’re familiar with the issues of “techies” in San Francisco and the surrounding area. They’re supposedly obnoxious, driving up home prices, Google buses are getting a free pass and blocking traffic, the startup ideas are stupid, etc. If … Continue reading

Geek Job Guru: Marketing Is Inevitable

Ever get tired of how we pros “have to market”? You see ads all over the internet hawking things from megacorporation products to people’s webcomics. “Personal Branding,” a term I’m fond of, seems to be on it’s way to becoming … Continue reading

Review: Twilight of the Elites, America After Meritocracy

Review: Twilight of the Elites, America After Meritocracy ISBN-10: 0307720462 ISBN-13: 978-0307720467 PROS: Book transcends petty politics while being straightforward and realistic. Proposes understandable models of elite decline. Reviews historical issues past and present on elite decline, providing useful fine … Continue reading