Illustration: Alex Eben Meyer for OneZero

One owner reported their bored dog simply lays on top of all their buttons and ‘just starts mashing them’


All I found was a barbecue grill

Illustration: Erik Blad


And that’s not a bad thing

A black and white screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The player villager looks dazed in front of a computer.
Photo courtesy of Damon Beres and Nintendo.


Congestion has crippled virtual games like ‘Call of Duty’ and cycling app Zwift

Photo: torwai/Getty Images


‘You feel normal.’ ‘You feel normal.’ ‘You feel normal.’

The Tanaris Desert in World of Warcraft. Credit: Blizzard Entertainment


Illustration: Janet Mac

Bad Ideas

I spent one week using binaural beats and came away unchanged


Bad Ideas

Drinking sludge to get through the tough days

Illustration: Mushbuh


Bad Ideas

To kill my digital self, I had to create an army of clones

Illustration: Janet Mac


Bad Ideas

A day of nothing flipped my brain into a low-energy mode

Illustration: Joe Melhuish


The Noon Ride attracts dozens of tech workers, venture capitalists, local Olympians, and professional athletes to its weekday rides in Palo Alto. Photography: Nate Abbott

Into the Valley

Elite VC bike rides are giving way to chiller adventures

Steve Rousseau

I write about technology. Regular contributor to Medium’s OneZero. Seen in Vice, Businessweek, The Outline and others. he/him. steverousseau.org

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