Was this a brilliant viral marketing scheme, a literary treasure hunt orchestrated by some corporation angling for free publicity to promote a new energy drink or video game? Or was it a purely artistic endeavor, aimed at stimulating a discussion about how the tech boom has altered our culture, economy and society?
The New York Times has reported on a real-life literary mystery. Back in June, some people in the tech industry received copies of an anonymously written manuscript satirizing Silicon Valley. Months later, Farrar, Straus & Giroux is publishing a small paperback edition of the book, Iterating Grace. But the mystery remains unsolved.