“Hoard Anything You Can’t Download” – Douglas Coupland

Last night I went down a YouTube rabbit hole watching Douglas Coupland, author of the 1991 novel Generation X. Coupland is the unofficial spokesman for my age cohort. He’s the person who named us and has continued to chronicle our misadventures through life – not least of which his own. His subsequent novels Shampoo Planet, … Continue reading “Hoard Anything You Can’t Download” – Douglas Coupland

Shovel Ready

Many years ago I remember a television commentator saying more Americans have outhouses than computer connections. This was in the early days of dial up modems. He seemed to suggest that household computers were little more than Japanese video games, which was actually true at the time. Well, thirty years have passed and this afternoon … Continue reading Shovel Ready

Uber Freight: Mark and Larry’s Excellent Adventure

Uber has officially launched its first iteration of autonomous commercial vehicles. There’s a lot going on in this promotional video so it’s worth a  look-see. Mark and Larry meet at the California/Arizona border. Mark has arrived from Los Angeles with a load headed east. Larry has a shipment from the Midwest destined for Los Angeles. Mark and … Continue reading Uber Freight: Mark and Larry’s Excellent Adventure