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Who Owns the Internet?
Illustration by Nishant Choksi On the night of November 7, 1876, Rutherford B. Hayes’s wife, Lucy, took to her bed with a headache. The returns from the…
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4 weeks ago
Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer
This is my last weekly column for The Verge and Recode — the last weekly column I plan to write anywhere . I’ve been doing these almost every week since 1991,…
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may 2017
Deep-Fried Data
I run a small web archive for about twenty thousand people. Being invited to speak at the Library of Congress is like being a kid who glues paper fins to a…
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october 2016
The internet as an engine of liberation is an innocent fraud – Nicholas Carr | Aeon Essays
It was a scene out of an Ambien nightmare: a jackal with the face of Mark Zuckerberg stood over a freshly killed zebra, gnawing at the animal’s innards. But I…
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september 2016
‘We’re the Only Plane in the Sky’
Eric Draper/George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum Nearly every American above a certain age remembers precisely where they were on September 11, 2001.…
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september 2016
Pete Wells Has His Knives Out
Pete Wells, the restaurant critic of the Times , who writes a review every week—and who occasionally writes one that creates a national hubbub about class,…
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september 2016
Making House: Notes on Domesticity - NYTimes.com
A woman once told me about a visit she made with her husband to an oncologist, to receive the results of his biopsy. She was perhaps in her late 60s, a…
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august 2016
How Technology Hijacks People’s Minds — from a Magician and Google’s Design Ethicist
Estimated reading time: 12 minutes. I’m an expert on how technology hijacks our psychological vulnerabilities. That’s why I spent the last three years as…
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may 2016
The history of ‘this website is well-crafted’ hints | Holovaty.com
Yesterday I wrote this on Twitter and it got a bunch of love: How you could tell a site was well-crafted: 2002 all-CSS layout 2003 nice URLs 2005 ajax 2010…
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april 2016
The Decay of Twitter
“The Whale Beached between Scheveningen and Katwijk, with Elegant Sightseers,” by Esaias van den Velde On Tuesday, Twitter Inc. announced another dreary set of…
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november 2015
Stephen Colbert on Making The Late Show His Own
It was early July, about nine weeks before the debut of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and we were sitting in his temporary office above a BMW dealership…
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august 2015
Is Gawker Destroying Itself From The Inside? Let’s Hope So.
A few years ago I made a joke in a column about how a certain Gawker writer should quit before the place ruined her life. Within moments of it going live, I…
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july 2015
Inside Obama's Stealth Startup
For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at…
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june 2015
Who Funds the Future?
NYTFridge: Clever Tad. On re-reading, I think this is a very deft puncturing of the VC mythos. Via @newyorker. Marc Andreessen http://t.co/v0YxcyXONl
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may 2015
I Am Not My Internet Personality, and You Probably Aren’t Yours, Either.
Photo: Heide Benser/Corbis Where are you the funniest, smartest, most Facetuned version of yourself? This week, the Cut explores the complexities, vanities,…
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march 2015
The Next Internet Is TV
Felix Salmon: In case there was any doubt that @jwherrman is the smartest media writer around: http://t.co/b5UQ2943nq
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february 2015
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kuanluo: YES. RT @lmigaki Jonathan Harris on "navigating stuckness," and doing what you love. Perfect read to kick off 2014. http://t.co/yEX9eu5C1k
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january 2014
» Healthcare.gov and the Gulf Between Planning and Reality Clay Shirky
Sulliview: On http://t.co/lOZDh3FIsU by @cshirky: If anyone says "failure is not an option" to you, the best response is to run. http://t.co/dqYT033kp4
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november 2013
Adam Gopnik: The Assassination of J.F.K., Fifty Years Later
MargotWilliams: Fab essay by Adam Gopnik: The Assassination of J.F.K., Fifty Years Later : The New Yorker - http://t.co/FzRiy85k1e
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october 2013
Frank Chimero × Blog × The Inferno of Independence
tcarmody: “I have a knack for saying things lots of other people are thinking.” http://t.co/QKn2LPsS2O
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september 2013
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Sulliview: I loved this piece by Jan Morris about NYC as city of wonder and decency; great anecdote at the end: http://t.co/5AsLpc2Pn3 @nytopinion
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july 2013
40 Signs You Are a BuzzFeed Writer Running Out of List Ideas | Vanity Fair
alexislloyd: 40 Signs You Are a BuzzFeed Writer Running Out of List Ideas http://t.co/42WBxtOEX5 via @VanityFair
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july 2013
Do Things that Don't Scale
rjs: Big companies start small and when they're small, they do things that don't scale. Essential piece by Paul Graham: http://t.co/ARZCDkgxKi
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july 2013
How to Do Philosophy
mikeindustries: Paul Graham's essay on philosophy is by leaps and bounds the best I've ever read: http://t.co/thmNBgtEfe (via @joewallin)
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may 2013
Uber, Data Darwinism and the future of work — Tech News and Analysis
nickbilton: Smart piece by @om about the challenges facing a society being rebuilt on connectedness. http://t.co/x4dGZJB1Bl
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may 2013
Stewart Brand and the Whole Earth Catalog, the book that changed the world | Books | The Observer
JoeGermuska: The Guardian goes long on Stewart Brand's Whole Earth Catalog, "the Internet before there was an Internet" http://t.co/ZgPVu74sHv
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may 2013
Academy Fight Song
rajunarisetti: Adding to the growing journalism business model angst dripping right back into journalism schools, @derekwillis: http://t.co/GSdbr8Pqqs
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april 2013
The Designer-Developer spectrum · @mdo
josephjames: “Know your craft.” — The Designer-Developer spectrum http://t.co/gAZrP5htCj
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april 2013
Amanda Cox: The Power of Visualization's "Aha!" Moments
Data viz is both young and not young. It's still rapidly changing, so I'm hoping it gets more awesome rapidly. But we're already at a place where we can make people understand what they didn't understand.
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april 2013
Tim Cook's Freshman Year: The Apple CEO Speaks - Businessweek
nytjim: CEO Tim Cook on his first day at Apple: “Oh my God, my life is different.” http://t.co/v3T0wOPp
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december 2012
Folha de S.Paulo - Internacional - En - Finance - "New York Times" site in Portuguese will respect Brazil's media law, says publisher - 17/10/2012
Sulliview: Wide-ranging interview with @nytimes publisher on Brazil, Times succession plans, future of print, more http://t.co/M4QJAtJp #folha #nytimes
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october 2012
Why Software Development Methodologies Suck | Continuous Delivery
malcolmt: Was prepared to dislike this from the title, but it resonates. Talking about software dev practices: http://t.co/4NENaRCx
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august 2012
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