Is shadow work ruining the job market?

A recent episode of the Every Little Thing podcast discusses the rise of self-checkout machines. It’s a fascinating tale, one that I would have never guessed started over 100 years ago with the opening of the Piggly Wiggly chain. Self-checkout is a commonly used example of the impending threat of automation. I know I personally… Continue reading Is shadow work ruining the job market?

My 2012 Podcast Recommendations

This morning I wrote an email to a good friend who’s finally taking a real interest in podcasts, after years me trying to convince him to start listening to something, anything. The email ended up being fairly comprehensive, so I’m going to repost it here. He already listens to No Agenda, Industrial Strength Nightmares and… Continue reading My 2012 Podcast Recommendations