Saturday, June 7

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Ted Nelson's Xanadu project began in 1960 and was supposed to be the universal, democratic hypertext library that would help human life evolve into an entirely new form. It didn't go that way.

Update: The software was finally, quietly released in April.

Friday, June 6

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The surprisingly difficult work of building bots that can walk.

Monday, June 2

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A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.

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Privacy, memory, data and advertising—how the modern web has become a Ponzi scheme and how we might be able to fix it.

Sunday, May 25

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Saturday, May 24

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The laundry wars of Silicon Valley.

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Tom Cruise did not, in fact, jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.

Monday, May 19

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The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.

Friday, May 16

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How a Japanese company took over the American living room.

Excerpted from Console Wars.

Monday, May 12

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Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had a plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.

Monday, May 5

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The story of Soylent, a Silicon Valley concoction designed to replace your meals.