Derek Thompson

Masthead members can listen to the recording of this conference call with Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic and author of Hit Makers. He spoke about how technology is changing work, the role of big tech firms like Facebook in democracy, and X, the moonshot factory from Alphabet, Google’s parent company.

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