What Are We Good At?

Jonathan Salem Baskin
29 min readNov 30, 2021

The concert hall feels stuffed like an overfilled balloon, or maybe a ripe zit.

Folks are standing along the walls like a bad paint job and some wedged doubled up in their seats. The roar of chatting and laughing competes with a throbbing rhythm of dance music as inflated beach balls bounce their way across the room. It’s a party that wants to burst open, it’s just in the air, and these partygoers expect that something huge and great is going to happen, which is totally unexpected since it’s a weekday morning press conference hosted by Mammoth Oil.

Jonathan Salem Baskin

I write books about technology and brands, sci-fi stories, and rock musicals.