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Always On: How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future--and Locked Us In by Brian X. Chen

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Chapter 4
skyscraper businesses
Tucked in the corner of San Francisco’s Mission and Embarcadero streets, Boulevard restaurant is one of the most exquisite eateries in the country. Nancy Oakes, the city’s top-rated chef, owns the restaurant, and her dishes include a wood oven–roasted pork prime rib chop, pan-roasted Carolina wreckfish, and Sonoma foie gras. Patrons pay about $200 a head for Boulevard’s fine dining experience.
Also part of the Boulevard experience is that you can make a reservation for the restaurant anytime from anywhere instantly by using a computer or smartphone. Rather than call to ask about the next open spot, you can view all the available time slots in a digital calendar, set the number of people in your party, hit the ...

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