“The Anonymous mystique had allowed a group of incompetents to hijack, then discredit, an important grassroots movement in the eyes of national media.”
Thursday, November 13
Tuesday, November 11
On an African-American entrepreneur and race in Silicon Valley.
Monday, November 10
Mars One says it will send four people to colonize the planet by 2025. The company claims more than 200,000 have paid to apply for the privilege. But a deep look at Mars One’s plan and its finances reveals that not only is the goal a longshot, it might be a scam.
Thursday, October 23
The grim world of outsourced content moderation.
The on and offline search for the prime suspect in last month’s celebrity nude photo hacking scandal.
Wednesday, October 22
“The idea for Handybook occurred to me when I was studying at Harvard. It was so hard to find a reliable cleaning service to tidy my apartment! You know?”
Monday, October 20
“There are people who are wired to be skeptics and there are people who are wired to be optimists. And I can tell you, at least from the last 20 years, if you bet on the side of the optimists, generally you’re right.’
Sunday, October 19
The Wikipedia origin story.
Excerpted from The Innovators.
Saturday, October 18
Thursday, October 16
How a small group of gamers has been able to “set the terms of debate in a $100 billion industry, even as they send women like Brianna Wu into hiding and show every sign that they intend to keep doing so until all their demands are met.”