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Your Wednesday afternoon lunch break link bait.

You want to see the future? Imagine a phone blasting popcorn smell at humanity—forever. 

Tech Dude Greg Gopman Calls SF Full of Human Garbage: It is, but in a M. Night Shyamalan-worthy twist, it turns out the human garbage is the tech dude himself. Woah. [Valleywag]

Twitter Surpasses Facebook as Best Tech Firm to Work for: The worst firm? Whichever one Greg Gopman runs, we presume. [H/t: TNW

Mobile Game Emits Popcorn Scent: Ladies and gentlemen, meet your new tech overlords—the people who make your phone smell like rancid grease. If you need us, we'll be moving to a hut in Stockton. [H/t: CNET]

App Tracks Footprint of Global Slavery: Solutionism of the glibbest sort? Yup. Just the thing we need to regain some scintilla of faith in the tech world? You betcha. [H/t: Huffington Post]

Little Support Statewide for Secession of Northern Counties: Hey, as long as they keep shipping our weed down to us, we don't care what they do up there. [H/t: SFGate]

Oakland Police Department's Violent History of Crowd Control: Shocking? Maybe not. But a long read well worth your time. [H/t: SF Weekly]


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