The end of food: a tech-story from The New Yorker
A startup to let you live without….food!
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In December of 2012, three young men were living in a apartment in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, working on a technology .
They had received a hundred and seventy thousand dollars from the Y Combinator, but their project—a plan to make cell-phone towers—had failed. Down to their last seventy thousand dollars, they resolved to keep trying out new software ideas until they of money.
But how to make the funds last? Rent was a sunk cost. Since they were working , they already had no social life. As they examined their budget, one big problem remained: food.
startup (n) a company that is just beginning to operate, especially an Internet company
incubator (n) a place that encourages something to develop, especially new business
to run out of (v) to use all of something and not have any left
inexpensive (adj) something that is inexpensive does not cost much money. A more usual word is cheap
frantically (adv) in a very urgent way
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