by | Jan 25, 2018

Remember when we all thought the World Wide Web would put average folks in charge, with popular uprisings replacing the dictators and hierarchical institutions to make us all free? In her witty new book Australian technology author and TED celebrity…

by | Sep 21, 2017

In the HBO show Silicon Valley, there’s a running joke about server farms as gulags. The data center on the show is utterly removed not just from the currents of innovation and finance, but from normal human contact, and it’s…

by | Mar 9, 2017

When I first saw this clip, I thought the “exclusive” referred to the fact that this obscure website has managed to get a picture of  Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a coat and tie. This would be a sighting on a…

by | Oct 25, 2016

Two years ago, Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich was forced to resign because it had been reported that he had given $1,000 to the campaign to pass Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure approved by California voters that prohibited same-sex marriage….

by | May 26, 2016

Let’s face it: we are living in a millennial world. Not since the baby boomers has a generation transformed the country, and by extension the world, as has America’s largest voting bloc. From gender fluidity to their disdain for their…

by | May 19, 2016

We hear a lot about “structural racism” infecting every aspect of American culture. People and institutions, the theory goes, don’t even intend to be biased against people of different races and ethnicities, but they are because “the system” is set…

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