By Tracey Lindeman Originally published in the Montreal Gazette on Aug. 30, 2016 If you judge by the boarded-up storefronts and construction chaos littered around the city, it’s natural to assume brick-and-mortar stores are having a hard time. And yet, people are buying more — not less — year over… Read More
By Tracey Lindeman Originally published in Citylab on Aug. 25, 2016 Like many cities, Montreal has been trying to drag the city’s taxi industry, at times kicking and screaming, into the 21st century. Many of the new municipal and provincial taxi rules made in the past two years—a business-casual dress code,… Read More
With new growing techniques, small, urban facilities can replace acres of farmland By Tracey Lindeman Published in The Globe and Mail on Aug. 22, 2016 Racks upon racks of spinach, arugula and kale are stacked high, washed in purple light in an otherwise dimly lit indoor facility. The plants are… Read More
By Tracey Lindeman Originally published in the McGill News Alumni Magazine on Aug. 18, 2016 Having mobility problems in a city like Montreal is no walk in the park. Impatient drivers and cyclists, pothole-ridden roads and short pedestrian crossing signals can be tough enough for even the most able-bodied person… Read More
by Tracey Lindeman Published in the Montreal Gazette on Aug. 12, 2016 It’s lunchtime at race car driver Alex Tagliani’s house, and there are no fewer than a dozen people buzzing around. Landscapers are putting in a new front yard, a curtain company employee is up on a ladder, wrestling… Read More
In 1957, a blind boy in Virginia used a high-pitched whistle to unlock his phone line, giving him free long-distance phone calls and establishing a hack with a direct line to Apple Inc. Joe Engrassia, Jr., is widely considered to be the father of phone “phreaking,” a technology famous for… Read More
I get a lot of requests from startups looking for advice on how to approach journalists, so I made these slides earlier in 2016 ahead of a talk I gave on the same subject.