“Why, in the techno-futurist worldview, is disaster always near? Surely it’s relevant that the industry is built atop an earthquake zone. But there may also be something about making money in a heartbeat that predisposes you to imagine it disappearing in one.
It could be that if you spend all day thinking of ways to break a system, you realize how easily everything can be broken.” Nellie Bowles in the NYT: I Used to Make Fun of Silicon Valley Preppers. Then I Became One.

+ A photo essay also from the NYT: The Great American Divide: The coronavirus crisis has underscored our enduring inequalities in race, wealth and health. (I’m guessing that people on the wrong side of that divide have little need for it to be further underscored.)