2015-08-10 2 min read



What a week. Thanks to everyone who reached out about Undercurrent's closing - and sorry to everyone I haven't gotten back to yet (due to inbox overflow).

In case you missed it: I'm a free agent. I'm working on some independent stuff over the coming weeks, and poking around for full-time gigs in manufacturing too. If you know something I don't, holler!




  • I've always wondered why the cars all disappear when you hit "request" in the Uber app. Turns out that they're just phantom cabs - a rough approximation of how many Uber drivers are in your area.
  • Some really good graphics showing how that Malaysia Airlines flight probably went down, and where the debris would have ended up.
  • This article is kinda vapid but the photos of Amazon's Robbinsville, NJ fulfillment center are good.


Stuff that doesn't fit into my dumb/arbitrary categories.


Why we should - and what it would take to - build
a global high voltage DC electric grid.

Love, Spencer.

ps - Thank you to everyone - especially my friends at Gin Lane, Undercurrent, Brilliant Bicycles and on twitter - who referred me to everything here.

We should be closer friends. Coffee's on me.

Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright
Spencer Wright is the (mostly accidental) founder of Scope of Work, which he started writing (as The Prepared) in 2013. Today he serves as its editor-in-chief and chief dilettante.
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