Silicon Valley Journalism Turkey Day Delight

November 25, 2021

Okay, grandma has arrived in an ambulance, and she has a fresh oxygen tank. Rudy and Trudy, your brother’s twins, have turned up in sweatshirts with turkey leg prints on the front and back of the shirts, and the crazy neighbor has wandered over to just “be there.” Your sister’s three children aged 12, 16, and 19 have occupied the family room. Each is deep into their iPhones, which respect their privacy, of course. Your mom and dad are in the kitchen doing mom and dad things and exchanging silent eye signals about the disaster the turkey will be. Then…

The 16 year old shows anyone who will look this Wired article “Best Black Friday Deals on Sex Toys, Vibrators, and Harnesses.” Here’s the screen capture of this journalistic gem which captures the essence of the Silicon Valley ethos:


The 19 year old observes, “My roommate uses the turkey leg.”

The 12 year old notes, “My best friend has a whip and a slave chair.”

Grandma rips the iPhone from her beloved grandchild and says, “How do I order with this iPhone?”

Yes, be thankful for Silicon Valley real journalism. Any questions?

Stephen E Arnold, November 25, 2021


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