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Published: Oct 12, 2021
Modern e-commerce is pathological; an example.
Killing God, again
Published: Oct 10, 2021
What happens to religion in a Utopia?
Published: Oct 07, 2021
Is sourdough goyish? A personal essay.
A nice pairing
Published: Sep 28, 2021
The dark, moody undertones of Chris Hayes' piece on internet fame go nicely with the bright, yet restrained optimism of Stasavage and Schneider's application of early democracies to the internet.
Published: Sep 10, 2021
Nothing to see here, just Nature totally slipping into the business of curating preprints.
Published: Sep 08, 2021
The 'solar' in solarpunk is both a literal reference to renewable energy and a metaphor for decentralized, locally controlled, but interconnected resilience.
Published: Sep 05, 2021
Let's talk when the metaverse can directly feed the hungry, house people, or remove carbon from the atmosphere.
A corrective to the disinfo corrective
Published: Aug 23, 2021
Maybe the people who are trying to understand why conspiracies take root online are themselves part of a giant conspiracy to prop up the online advertising economy. Personally, I think the truth might be weirder and a bit less nihilistic.
Published: Aug 20, 2021
There's only one search result for 'marxist' on PornHub.
4 x 8
Published: Aug 06, 2021
About a month ago we switched to a 4-day, 8 hour per day workweek. Here are some reflections from the first few weeks.
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Highlights & Deep Dives
Wanted: Late Capitalist Tech Worker
A Prototype for Stemming the Flood of Misinformation during Breaking News Event
Warning: Some Collaboration Required
The viral publishing game is over and we all lost
A Death In The Family
Savor your newspaper. This is what it feels like when it’s gone.
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