Tuesday, July 10

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The Stupidity of Computers

A history of the divide between computing and language, and why we “define and regiment our lives, including our social lives and our perceptions of our selves, in ways that are conducive to what a computer can ‘understand.’”

Wednesday, July 4

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Monday, June 25

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Monday, June 18

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Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit

How technological progress slowed from its 20th-century peak, why we’ve shifted from changing reality to simply simulating reality, and whether capitalism is the true culprit.

Wednesday, June 13

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Tetris: Can a Cold War Classic Evolve for the Touchscreen?

The game’s past, present, and future.

Sunday, June 10

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Return to Sender

Shiva Ayyadurai told the world he invented email. Not everyone agreed.

Tuesday, June 5

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The Unabomber's Pen Pal

Teaching Ted Kaczynski’s anti-technology ideas.

Monday, June 4

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“Hello, I Am Sabu ...”

A profile of Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka Sabu, a hacker star of Anonymous and resident of a New York City housing project.

Tuesday, May 15

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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

The autopsy of a once-dominant site.

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How Yahoo Killed Flickr and Lost the Internet

The autopsy of a once-dominant site.

Thursday, May 10

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Scamworld

An exposé of Internet Marketers.

Tuesday, May 8

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The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes

From failure to Pixar, Steve Jobs’ “wilderness years.”