Technology as a Threat: 



Building Things: 




  • Slick branding and graphic design in service of fraud: hipster "artisan" chocolate is revealed to be bait and switch- what was supposedly small batch chocolate produced with innovative processes is actually just regular chocolate purchased in bulk and re-melted. 
  • If you go to a big-box retailer this holiday season, careful you don't drown in the sea of Star Wars branded everything. There's so much overreaching in the merchandising push surrounding the new movie that you could live on Star Wars branded goods, if you can call that living. 

More next week.