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Lauren Oyler | NYT 

At first, I didn’t understand why I was asked to review Uncanny Valley, Anna Wiener’s memoir about working for Bay Area start-ups in the 2010s. Ms Wiener reports on technology for The New Yorker; I’ve only written about technology to say that I think social media is very bad. I’m much more interested in metafiction than metadata, not least because I’m confident I can explain what metafiction is. But when I started reading, I realised that former liberal arts majors who halfheartedly resist the app-enabled future are the intended audience for this book. Ms ...

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First Published: Sun, January 12 2020. 23:41 IST
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