Hello, visitor! My name is Sonya Mann, as you may have guessed from the URL. I’m a tech reporter at Inc., where I cover the business side of technology. My professional email address is email@example.com — send me pitches, tips, tirades, whatever. (Personal contact info is in a section further down the page.)
I’m a writer who is fascinated by microeconomics and tribalism (especially weird subcultures). I read voraciously about the tech and media industries, with some politics thrown in.
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- My personal email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
- I’m active on Twitter and Facebook.
- I post silly photos on Instagram and Snapchat.
- I sporadically curate visual art, girly images, cyberpunk images, and miscellany on Tumblr.
What I’m Reading
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My Pinboard profile is public, my Instapaper profile is public, and I tweet a lot of links. A couple of disclaimers: 1) The mere fact of reading is not endorsement, yadda yadda yadda. 2) Occasionally I save something to Instapaper — which pipes it through to Pinboard — and then I end up deleting it unread. But that’s uncommon.
This website also features a section dedicated to key excerpts from interesting articles and essays.
I compiled a list of the thinkers and writers who have influenced me the most.
“Ideas about what’s important and valuable are usually thought of as fundamental truths or moral axioms, but are often better modelled as shifting social fictions, local residue of larger-than-human social phenomena, tribal markers, and so on.” — Warg Franklin
“[W]e are all constantly telling and enacting stories about ourselves and the things around us, but we have an enormous and little-explored freedom to change the kind of stories we tell, to break the bounds of conventional genres in search of more effective tales.” — Mike Travers
- There are always tradeoffs.
- The truth is somewhere in the middle.
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