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.

Friday, May 2

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In appreciation of meaningful, ubiquitous, enduring applications.

Previously: Paul Ford on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, April 27

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A reclusive hacker wages a shadow war against payday loan cyber-extortioners.