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Burning Man: A getaway for the tech elite?




A rainbow is cast over the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nev., during the Burning Man festival on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
A rainbow is cast over the Black Rock Desert in Gerlach, Nev., during the Burning Man festival on Friday, Aug. 31, 2007.
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Wednesday marks the third day of Burning Man, the raucous and colorful annual art event dedicated to radical self-expression and self-reliance. Back in the early 1990s, when the event was first held in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada, it was populated mostly by artists and hippies. But things have changed since then. 

Lately, Burning Man has become a networking affair and a personal playground for some of the biggest names in technology. Nick Bilton has been writing about this for the New York Times and joins us to talk about some of the latest emerging trends among the tech elites.