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Guest Post: Marcella Swann, Hard Drive


Why is the tech industry so doggone interesting? Hardly a day goes by that I don’t find myself reading something related to what we once quaintly referred to as high tech. I follow the TechCrunch and Mashable headlines like my husband follows the baseball box scores.

It’s not like I’m invested in these companies. (Too broke for that!) And it’s not like I’m an early adopter. (After all these years, I’m still happily married to my Iphone 5C!) And yet I can’t help but read the latest about this company or that securing Series B funding that’ll surely skyrocket them to unicorn status, or, especially, the trials and tribulations of an ailing unicorn.

Good grief, I’ve even started reading Angel, Jason Calacanis’ book on becoming an angel investor should the opportunity to get in on the ground floor of the next Uber or Thumbtack suddenly appear before you. (Hey, it could happen.)

I just wrote a 40,000-word novella and set it smack dab in the middle of Silicon Valley, replete with a billionaire tooling around in a Bugatti Veyron. And I made it a love story to boot. Now I’ve come to realize that it’s also a love letter of a different sort—one directed at that stardust-laden digital domain where all things are possible.

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