The SF Bay Guardian's Good Tech cover story was finally published today! We had first planned to print the issue in July 2013 (and I even commissioned this fantastic cover illustration by Matthew Fleming in late June) ... but that launch was hijacked by other, more timely stories, and by the abrupt departure of longtime SF Bay Guardian publisher Tim Redmond (now writing at 48 hills), who first envisioned the issue.
But I'm really happy the concept made a comeback, and the timing couldn't be more perfect.
In recent months, the tech industry has consistently been the scapegoat for San Francisco's changing neighborhoods and housing crisis, and the words "Google bus" are prone to incite a deluge of techie hate. Now more than ever, it's important to highlight the socially conscious tech workers, and the ways tech can aid government and solve real problems. All-encompassing anti-techie prejudice can hurt the city, because like all of us, geeks have the power to change the world. Let's get together, combine our resources and change it for the better.
Check out all five Good Tech articles at sfbg.com.