The quintessential San Francisco 2018 technology story of the new year happened to me last week.
I got an invite from a PR guy to check out an automated pot growing cabinet called a GroBox that was debuting on Amazon.com this week. The price: $2500.
Seriously? In the land of the $20 cocktail, maybe I should not have been surprised. But I was certainly skeptical. That’s my job. I had to see this, and had to put it in its place.
So I took MUNI down to an office high-rise near the gleaming new Salesforce Tower skyscraper, the second-tallest building on the West Coast. After an elevator ride up, and a workspace check-in, a PR rep for the company Cloudponics ushered me