"Facebook represents a dangerous deviation in media history. Once upon a time, elites proudly viewed themselves as gatekeepers. They could be sycophantic to power and snobbish, but they also felt duty-bound to elevate the standards of society and readers. Executives of Silicon Valley regard gatekeeping as the stodgy enemy of innovation — they see themselves as more neutral, scientific and responsive to the market than the elites they replaced — a perspective that obscures their own power and responsibilities"
"The key lesson from Burning Man is that the best kind of marketing today is the kind that is used to build religions, nations, cultural movements, and communities. The kind that is for most of us completely unrecognizable as marketing."
"Amazon says Portlanders have used [Prime Now] to purchase tens of thousands of items, the most popular being sparkling water, organic macaroni and cheese, and the Kindle Paperwhite."