A 42,000-word, 3-continent spanning “hacker tourist” account of the laying of the (then) longest wire on earth.
Monday, June 2
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
But not for want of programmers trying.
Saturday, May 24
Tom Cruise did not, in fact, jump up and down on Oprah’s couch.
Monday, May 19
The fall of PCCare247, an Indian company in the business of selling fixes to problems that didn’t exist.
Friday, May 16
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 story of Soylent, a Silicon Valley concoction designed to replace your meals.
Friday, May 2
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
How the Google co-founder, forced out of a leadership role in 2001, came back to run the company 10 years later.