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. Specifically:
- B2B software
- usually SaaS but that’s not mandatory
- ecommerce platforms and marketplaces
- the sharing + gig + on-demand economies
- this is more of a personal interest and less part of my editorial mandate
My professional email address is firstname.lastname@example.org — send me pitches, tips, tirades, whatever. (Personal contact info is in a section further down the page.) If you want to get in touch via Signal, reach out and I’ll give you my number.
I’m fascinated by microeconomics and tribalism (especially weird subcultures). I read voraciously about the tech and media industries, with some politics thrown in.
Exolymph is a cyberpunk newsletter. Subscribers receive dispatches of cynical futurism in their inboxes on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. (Realistically, the emails go out the night before.)
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Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or want to chat.
- My personal email is email@example.com.
- I’m active on Twitter, and Facebook, and the Fediverse (Mastodon, Gnu Social, and so on).
- I post silly photos on Instagram and Snapchat.
- I sporadically curate visual art, girly images, cyberpunk images, and miscellany on Tumblr.
There are a few ways to keep track!
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.