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Anna Wiener
Anna Wiener is a contributing writer to The New Yorker, covering Silicon Valley, startup culture, and technology. Her writing has appeared in n+1, The Atlantic, Wired, The New Republic, New York, Harper’s, and the Times Magazine. Her first book, “Uncanny Valley,” a memoir of her time in the tech industry, is forthcoming in January. She lives in San Francisco.
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Letter from Silicon Valley
What a Tour of an Amazon Fulfillment Center Reveals
Is the whole world becoming one big Amazon warehouse?
By Anna WienerNovember 4, 2019
Personal HistorySeptember 30, 2019 Issue
Four Years in Startups
Life in Silicon Valley during the dawn of the unicorns.
By Anna WienerSeptember 23, 2019
Letter from Silicon Valley
The Lonely Work of Moderating Hacker News
Can a human touch make Silicon Valley’s biggest discussion forum a more thoughtful place?
By Anna WienerAugust 8, 2019
Annals of Technology
What the Superhuman Controversy Reveals About the Shifting Ethics of Software
The e-mail startup isn’t the only company learning that a product can be powerful and elegant without being good.
By Anna WienerJuly 17, 2019
Letter from Silicon Valley
In San Francisco, Tech Money Doesn’t Buy Happiness
The hype about an incoming wave of tech I.P.O.s has underscored the city’s long-standing tensions.
By Anna WienerMay 17, 2019
Letter from Silicon Valley
Jack Dorsey’s TED Interview and the End of an Era
The C.E.O. of Twitter no longer seems capable of controlling the system he’s created.
By Anna WienerApril 27, 2019
The Current
A Smoky Season in San Francisco
Those on the outskirts of the wildfire in California are experiencing a second environmental crisis, as the air quality dips to hazardous levels.
By Anna WienerNovember 16th 2018, 5:15 P.M.
Letter from Silicon Valley
The Complicated Legacy of Stewart Brand’s “Whole Earth Catalog”
The baby-boomer communards leave behind a frightening, if unintentional, inheritance—a ravaged environment, eviscerated institutions, and an eroding democracy.
By Anna WienerNovember 16, 2018
Tech
How to Fix Facebook
Four New Yorker writers discuss the Cambridge Analytica revelations; the response from Facebook’s C.E.O., Mark Zuckerberg; and the future of “social responsibility” in Silicon Valley.
By Adrian Chen, Nathan Heller, Andrew Marantz, and Anna WienerMarch 23, 2018
Letter from Silicon Valley
Cryptocurrency: The Hail Mary Pass for People Who Missed the Tech Boom
Many of those most excited about crypto don’t work in tech, and their financial futures are uncertain. Bitcoin is the closest they have to equity.
By Anna WienerFebruary 21, 2018
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