SOURCE: New York Times
by Margaret O'Mara
The blue-collar workers who power the digital economy — including fulfillment center workers and app-based couriers — are pushing for higher pay and better protection, just as Detroit autoworkers did 90 years ago.
by Robin Lindley
A conversation with Acclaimed History Professor Margaret O’Mara on Her Career and Her Groundbreaking New Book on Silicon Valley
SOURCE: Wall Street Journal
by Randall Stross
As late as the early 1970s, Northern California seemed a long-shot candidate for the center of the computerized universe. A review of Margaret O’Mara's The Code.
So why do the digital elite adore him so?
Why did geeks embrace him?
Leslie Berlin: Creating a carbon copy of Silicon Valley isn't feasible.
by Rebecca Solnit
Credit: Wiki Commons/HNN staff.Originally posted on TomDispatch.com Finally, journalists have started criticizing in earnest the leviathans of Silicon Valley, notably Google, now the world’s third-largest company in market value. The new round of discussion began even before the revelations that the tech giants were routinely sharing our data with the National Security Agency, or maybe merging with it. Simultaneously another set of journalists, apparently unaware that the weather has changed, is still sneering at San Francisco, my hometown, for not lying down and loving Silicon Valley’s looming presence.
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