The Pandemic-Feeds Tech Companies’ Power

The pandemic-Feeds-Tech-company ” Power –

We need technology to us, connected and informed in this pandemic. And these changes will stick with us. We give too much power-tech companies now and maybe for always?

I chatted about this on Twitter with Kara Swisher, a veteran technology journalist and a New York Times post opinion writer. She was smart, and not boring. Here is parts of our conversation. It’s been edited slightly.

Shira: How do you feel we rely more than ever on the services of tech companies?

Kara: I’m nervous. It is not the repeal of the problems that you had before.

Amazon is doing great things, but take a look at what is in your warehouse. Zoom, great things. But I have

But tech companies are not the only ones with vulnerable, often low-wage workers.

Absolutely. Will change this pandemic, the way we live? We will stop the activities of the group, or shopping in stores?

I don’t think people go to work or to go outside. You go to restaurants — some restaurants. It is done only to accelerate trends already in place.

It was hard enough already for the mom-and-pop Shops. I went to go to the movies for “Top Gun” or “Mulan”, but I was not going to theatres often.

What keeps you happy now?

I just had a baby with my girlfriend, and staring at a baby, has no idea that any of this is happening, is really something. Watch a baby eat bananas for the first time. It just makes you feel good.

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After I wrote about my challenges with life through screens, Rick Closson of Santa Barbara, Calif., wrote:

A half-dozen of us in the Covid-prone demographic in the rule to resolve Tuesdays “of our meeting” the problems City in a historic brick at a time.

The California-wide lockdown has been interrupted, and Joe’s Cafe has closed. After testing the limits of the E-Mail as a social discourse, we held a virtual lunch this week with GoToMeeting. It was great to see faces with the voices again, and we will use it for as long as required.

refilling But it is not a permanent replacement for the sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in a restaurant booth, to comment on the situation, the dish of the day or chat with the wait staff, ice teas. And we miss the food smells and in the background goings-on. We have offline payment to the restaurant owner for distribution to the employees for the missed tips and will continue to be, how long this quarantine will take.


  • Stand by your pan. A US Agency wanted to prevent further trips to the emergency room, during the pandemic, with Quinn quarantine to abandon Fox prevention tips on social media about the household hazards such as cooking fires.

  • “I have life preparing for this moment my whole.” My colleague, David Segal wrote about how our on paved roads times are tailor-made for people who stream video games for a living.

  • the time-special report examines the possibilities of artificial intelligence technology, makes your presence in our pop culture, the resilience of our jobs and much more.

Merriam-Webster has an ongoing Twitter thread of nice, but mostly useless words. “Murmuration” is my favorite so far. (Thanks to All the replies and for the recommendation of this.)

Published on Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:43:13 +0000

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