Design Doyenne defeats the Dullness demands that we embrace ambiguity and multiple meanings.
Therefore it is impossible to say definitely that this is epic trolling in the form of an essay framed in a piece of short fiction.
However its depiction of the process of science and design must surely infuriate both without enlightening either.
The Internet of Things your mother never told you is not just a post-modern piece of wordplay crammed with as much textspeek and neologisms as the text can manage and interspersed with epistlery asides.
It is also a timely reminder that no matter how strange and alien modern youth or popular culture seem the underlying concerns of humanity rarely change.
"All-Natural Organic Microbes" has some interesting things to say about the future of freelance entertainment writing but then turns into the "Mexico is irredeemable corrupt and hopeless" trope before ending in what would seem to be the middle of the narrative.
I'd look forward to a novella-sized version of the story.
It would appear that no matter whatever the possibilities science fiction and the future offer no-one can imagine Mexico being free of the cartels.
Charles Stross does a funny turn with Life's a game with a literal interpretation of the gamification of life with a sour underbelly by way of Gitmo and extradition/rendition.
I loved Nick Harkaway's opening story Boxes about a cyborg networked extension of the brain which serves as a platform for a love story and a strange and effecting view on the nature of memory and identity.