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When the 2000 tech bubble burst, high end restaurants and retailers shuttered, and Range Rovers were being sold for pennies on the dollar by suddenly unemployed tech workers.

Imagine the impact on San Francisco if/when the current tech bubble bursts. The city has been much more transformed this time.

Tech workers and founders will not be able to pay their very high mortgages. Office buildings built for unicorn startups and the like - perhaps like Twitter's Market St. premises - may end up vacant. Small and medium businesses that have been built around these enterprises - the lunch places for the Twitter crowd, for instance - will go out of business. The restaurant boom in the Mission will bust.

The effect on the City as a whole will be devastating.

But it will be a bit like the Crash in "It's a Wonderful Life." People with some liquid capital will be able to scoop up some real prizes.

It's going to be a mess.
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An awesome new soul track...

featuring some terrific Northern Soul dance moves...
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Proof that you don't need a big budget to make a SLAMMIN' video.

(Helps to have one of the great tracks of all time, though.)
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This legendary lensman is set to join the crew on the high-profile Blade Runner sequel.
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If you've heard about Simon Pegg's comments on nerd culture, but haven't read his response, you should. It's fascinating—smart and spot-on.

(Simon Pegg: Spaced, Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and now Mission Impossible and Star Trek.)
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Zambia has lifted a ban on hunting lions and leopards and said the move will help protect wildlife, as a US hunter killed a black rhino in Namibia in what he called a victory for conservation. But experts have serious doubts about the claims
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It's not just the Mission - it's transforming the whole city, in a myriad of complex ways.

The owner of one of my regular cafés was telling me he can no longer get the soups and some other things he used to serve: the small businesses that made them have been pushed out of the city. He's also having trouble hiring workers because people can't afford to live in the city, or commute to the city, on what cafés typically pay.
With the Mission becoming a highly desired neighborhood for Silicon Valley workers, some residents are being pushed out by high housing costs.
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True +Nick Chapman they just don't seem to care.

Out here, I've found property owners complain about affluent, educated, activist white tenants that "create more" problems then starving minorities or college kids.

Those bigger rents come with bigger expectations, louder voices, knowledge of the law and a higher rate of voting.
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Here you go...

If this doesn't make you move and groove, you may be a zombie...

(Also: Andre Benjamin - who played Jimi Hendrix in the recent film.)
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Why is Will Smith a huge star?

Well, because he could do this...
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I love the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt song/title sequence. Mashed up with Mad Max: Fury Road it becomes the greatest thing of all time.
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Privacy is very important to people, and they have little confidence that governments or corporations are doing enough.

But they have also made few changes in response to recent revelations.

Suggests a degree of... defeatism, hopelessness. And the need for education, and easier tools for securing privacy.
Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that information private and secure.
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Nerd/Geek, Consultant, Editor/Writer, Culture Vulture, Cook
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There's no kill switch on my sweet, sweet style.
Introduction
An over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic films, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in cafés with a laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

Occasionally, he does Macintosh tech support, editing, and social media consulting to pay for his coffee. 

He would like a job in nonprofit arts administration, or teaching film/critical media literacy.
Bragging rights
I once rode in an elevator with George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. I've flown around the world - both east to west and west to east - and been on six of the seven continents (no prizes for guessing which one I haven't been on yet).
Education
  • University Of California Berkeley
  • University Of Michigan
  • Australian National University