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Monday, June 2


The Internet With a Human Face

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


Saturday, May 24


"Let’s, Like, Demolish Laundry"

The laundry wars of Silicon Valley.


How YouTube and Internet Journalism Destroyed Tom Cruise, Our Last Real Movie Star

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

Monday, May 19


Inside the US Government's War on Tech Support Scammers

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

Friday, May 16


The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

How a Japanese company took over the American living room.

Excerpted from Console Wars.

Monday, May 12



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

Monday, May 5


The End of Food

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

Friday, May 2


The Great Works of Software

In appreciation of meaningful, ubiquitous, enduring applications.

Previously: Paul Ford on the Longform Podcast.

Sunday, April 27



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

Friday, April 25


The Untold Story of Larry Page's Incredible Comeback

How the Google co-founder, forced out of a leadership role in 2001, came back to run the company 10 years later.

Wednesday, April 23


No Exit: Struggling to Survive a Modern Gold Rush

The dark side of startup life in Silicon Valley.

An extended version of this story is available as an ebook.