Shortly after initial pleasantries, a taxi driver says he’s a food blogger—starting his second blog—and would like to give us some recommendations. He says “Get your iPhone out so you can take notes”. I respond “I use Android” after which a couple funny comments get exchanged between us. He already knows I work for Google and he asks do I need a ride to any specific office; he knows them all by heart.
The ride is coming to an end with many good restaurant tips. We stop in front of the hotel although he still doesn’t understand why I didn’t use Airbnb for accommodation. “You know they’re a San Francisco company, right?” Using Square to process my credit card reminds him when he dropped Jack Dorsey off at the airport. He checks if I know that Jack is also Twitter’s co-founder.
It’s like I attended “Digital Tech Contemporary History 101”.