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David Z. Morris

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Bushwick, Brooklyn
Freelance Writer and Editor — Fortune, Freelance
Covers:  Transportation, logistics, renewable energy, information technology, payments, fringe culture, comix, weird music, movies, alternative lifestyles, creativity, startups

You live in the future I saw coming years ago. Tesla, Bitcoin, globalization @fortunemagazine, @theatlantic, @slate, @aeonmag, etc. PhD UI. And horror fiction.

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Biography

I'm a former academic turned freelance journalist, still working hard to figure this thing out and do good work. My academic background is in a combination of cultural studies and what some call systems theory, and I aspire to do journalistic work along both lines.

That means I have two basicall...

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Nov 20, 2017

@defcon_5 Great. Now imagine you're taking it for the first time, and speak limited English.

Nov 20, 2017

This sort of thing hugely disadvantages immigrants and foreign visitors, by the way. Japan Rail welcomes and accommodates foreigners through clear information. MTA makes no such effort.

Nov 20, 2017

The fact that they can't get all Poughkipsie (sp?) bound trains to depart from a certain platform or platforms is sad. The fact that they can't put "Poughkipsie" anywhere on the ticket to tell riders what to look for is beyond ridiculous.

Nov 20, 2017

@defcon_5 Have you ever used a well-designed public transit system?

Nov 20, 2017

Since people are trying to defend MTA admin salaries - this is a Metro North ticket with NO INFORMATION about which actual line, train, or platform the rider needs to seek out. MTA system is rife with this sort of terrible customer design. https://t.co/lbQEpb7FTE

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Music critic at Audiogalaxy.com, a Napster-like service in the early 2000s. We had no idea how good we had it.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes.

How is social media changing news?

By making information more accessible and less appealing.