A profile of cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter, who has spent the last 30 years trying to replicate the human mind.
Wednesday, October 30
Monday, October 21
Friday, October 18
After two cycling-related deaths, the social fitness network becomes a target.
Friday, October 11
What happened to “one of maybe 20 girls who became famous in the mid-’00s for posting photos of themselves on image boards.”
Wednesday, October 9
On the service’s multiple origin stories. An excerpt from Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal.
Sunday, October 6
On the online mug shot industry, which posts mug shots of anyone arrested (regardless of conviction) and charges $30 to $400 to have the photo removed.
“In 1981, with a computer built into my shoe, I walked into a Las Vegas casino and beat the house.”
Thursday, October 3
On the fall of Ross William Ulbricht, the alleged creator of The Silk Road, a hidden black market website where users could buy and sell drugs, guns and, according to the FBI, the services of a hit man.
Monday, September 30
On simplicity, self-reliance and refusing to cooperate with “the apparatus of secrecy” that surrounds online surveillance.
A post-acquisition profile of Tumblr’s David Karp.
Sunday, September 29
Saturday, September 28
An open letter on Grand Theft Auto 5 and aging out of the Rockstar Games franchise.