Location establishing opener that lets human reader and Google Ad Sense know this is an op-ed about San Francisco, a city located on the west coast of the United States, but also in the imagination of the culture. Details, including higher-than-average costs of housing and food items, to show change happening. Carefully selected adjectives suggest absurdity, a value judgment, and loss, an emotion.
“Nostalgia-tinged quote,” says person either findable on Facebook or LinkedIn or whose surname is omitted to protect them from negative feedback. Dates of speaker’s arrival in the city cited to firm up bona fides, as is intention to move either to nearby city or far away. Speaker’s non-technology related profession noted to clarify their position vis-a-vis technology, the inciting incident of this unit of content, as well as others indexed alongside by similar CMS tags. “Short nostalgia soliloquy continues with other examples, extending both meaning and word count for this, a piece of writing about San Francisco as it changes.”
One sentence paragraph serving as lament and transition to main thesis of written argument.
Evocation of earlier era in San Francisco, a city located on the west coast of the United States, but also in the imagination of the culture, clearly noted as a city in a constant state of change. Explanation that in cited earlier era, home prices were lower, human interactions different, and human life, better. Acknowledgment that some categories of humans un-indexed in earlier times, notation of earlier errors in San Francisco’s operating system, yet reconciling seeming contradiction with positive conclusion about earlier time.
Second short paragraph, this one two words either, “No longer” or “Not anymore.”
Description of current era in San Francisco, a city located on the west coast of the United States, but also in the imagination of the culture, replete with names of large technology companies, some publicly traded and others soon-to-be. Short list of frequently-searched proper names of company founders followed by companies’ names in parentheses, and citation of difficult-to-verify but extremely high personal wealth figures calculated using valuation of companies based on company-approved numbers. Description of founders’ non-average lifestyles based on tidbits gleaned in press reports. List-type sentence of services aimed at technology workers with stated aspirations to live in similar fashions to founders. List to become increasingly absurd until mention of either drones, food/laundry delivery robots, and half-joking/half-serious evocation of dystopian science fiction, including George Orwell’s 1984 (book), Blade Runner (movie), or Westworld (television program), including SEO-friendly mention of the premium cable network that produces it. Passing mention of un-indexed humans without IP addresses and difficulty of others to remain on city platform.
“Quote from Rebecca Solnit,” with explanation of Rebecca Solnit for readers not familiar with Rebecca Solnit. “Further quotation from Rebecca Solnit to round out paragraph and lead reader to more satisfying conclusion. Also, to broadcast ability to speak with Rebecca Solnit.”
Return to location from establishing paragraph to re-situate reader and suggest that ideas portion of op-ed is closing with a frame of reporting part of op-ed. Roving eye-type non-judgmental description of scene with mention of commerce locations changed to new commerce locations and description of street scenes changing to new street scenes. Suggest, somewhat ambiguously, that in a constantly changing city such as San Francisco, a city located on the west coast of the United States, but also in the imagination of the culture, change is the only constant. Submit to human editor and collect $200 payment.
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