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Cory Doctorow

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The Gadget and the Burn

A pair of hardware hackers bond and brainstorm.

"I grabbed a corner and walked backward. The box was heavy, but it was mostly just huge, and when we reached his beat-up minivan, he kicked the tailgate release and then laid it down like a bomb-disposal specialist putting a touchy IED to sleep. He smacked his hands on his jeans and said, 'Thanks, man. That lens, you wouldn’t believe what it’s worth.' Now that I could see over the top of the box, I realized it was mostly padding, layers of lint-free cloth and bubblewrap with the lens in the center of it all, the gadget beneath it. "

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RIP, Aaron Swartz

A eulogy for the activist.

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Thought Experiments: When the Singularity is More Than a Literary Device

An interview with futurist Ray Kurzweil on the “Singularity” and the overlap between technology and spiritualism.