L.A. writer, @BV columnist. Commerce & culture. THE POWER OF GLAMOUR, THE SUBSTANCE OF STYLE, THE FUTURE & ITS ENEMIES. Current obsession: textiles &/as tech

What You Buy Is Who You Are

bloomberg.com — The bearded guys in muted-plaid shirts and the lean women with low-maintenance hair may look like they're on vacation, but they've come for serious business: the Outdoor Retailer show, which this month drew 29,000 attendees to Salt Lake City.

Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech

bloomberg.com — Wielding subpoenas demanding information on anonymous commenters, the government is harassing a respected journalism site that dissents from its policies. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York claims these comments could constitute violent threats, even though they're clearly hyperbolic political rhetoric.

Democrats' Chance to Be More Dynamic

bloomberg.com — Donald Trump has given the Democratic Party a chance to expand its base. In nominating him for president, the Republican Party has rejected the open society of Reaganite ideals in favor of strongman governance, winner-take-all identity politics and zero-sum economics. Longtime Republican voters, as well as many independents, are looking for a new home.

Virginia Postrel: What Pokemon Go actually is (and isn’t)

amestrib.com — At 56, I'm way too old to be playing Pokémon Go. After all, the smartphone game's phenomenal success is built on millennial nostalgia, and I don't even have any kids to blame. But what started out as research has turned into a mild addiction.

I Played Pokemon Go. Here's What It Is and Isn't.

I Played Pokemon Go. Here's What It Is and Isn't.

bloomberg.com — At 56, I'm way too old to be playing Pokemon Go. After all, the smartphone game's phenomenal success is built on millennial nostalgia, and I don't even have any kids to blame. But what started out as research has turned into a mild addiction.

Virginia Postrel: What to wear to work? Soon, a tiny computer

wvgazettemail.com — The wearable technology startups that get attention make products a Silicon Valley executive or journalist might use - fitness trackers, virtual-reality gaming headsets, jewelry that delivers text-message alerts. It's lifestyle stuff. But wearable development in the near future depends on more workaday equipment. Call them work-wearables: computers worn on the body that help get the job done.

What to wear to work? Soon, a tiny computer - SentinelSource.com: Business News

sentinelsource.com — The wearable technology startups that get attention make products a Silicon Valley executive or journalist might use -- fitness trackers, virtual-reality gaming headsets, jewelry that delivers text-message alerts. It's lifestyle stuff. But wearable development in the near future depends on more workaday equipment. Call them work-wearables: computers worn on the body that help get the job done.

How Multitasking Is Making You Tired

What to wear to work? Soon, a tiny computer

nzherald.co.nz — By Virginia Postrel The wearable technology startups that get attention make products a Silicon Valley executive or journalist might use -- fitness trackers, virtual-reality gaming headsets, jewelry that delivers text-message alerts. It's lifestyle stuff. But wearable development in the near future depends on more workaday equipment.
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Aug 26, 2016

RT @sMichaelGriffin: The "meaning economy"is niche brands' raison d'etre & potential limiting factor:  http://bv.ms/2bDZ3wC  -@vpostrel ht…

Aug 26, 2016

RT @CNET: Live Long and Postage: New Star Trek 50th anniversary forever stamps are coming next week  http://cnet.co/2bMT2fG  https://t.co/sstJF7jMSd

Aug 26, 2016

@ellinst You didn’t read the article or, for that matter, much of NR if you feel obliged to post that.

Aug 26, 2016

Forced Unveiling of Muslim Women: Good piece on the French's outrageous behavior.  http://buff.ly/2bv1YEu  Next up: Mandatory toplessness?


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