Postcards from the Futch

Nothing looks like the past like talking about “the future” of the internet.


My Quantified Email Self Experiment: A failure

I have an archive of my own email going back 18 years, containing 450,000 messages. One day I decided to make it searchable. Not half…


What Designers can Learn from Product Managers


Answer: how to pull off business formal. Part 1: how to color-coordinate your tie to your shirt…


On wanting everything.

I came home wired the other night, the way you do when you’ve just spent time with a girlfriend who “gets” you. I have a lot of girlfriends like that these days, whereas I once just had a few.

I’ve gotten better at getting “gotten.”

There were shopping bags on the floor. Maybe a few too many for someone who is filing for a tax…


The White Building


How Dutch design students are helping prisoners transition back into life on the outside


Hello, World!

How To Start A Day


It’s been about a month since my dad died. He would have been 85 today. We’d been planning a party; it turned into a memorial. At the reception, many people mentioned this story from The Middle Place. They said they do the Hello World routine with their children. I like to think of it, of him, carrying on in this way.

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You’ve Won the Presidential Campaign — Now Can You Govern?

By Max Stier


The peaceful transfer of power from one president to the next is a hallmark of American…


The Tyranny of the Minimum Viable Product

I am the victim of Minimum Viable Product mentality. Minimum Viable Product (MVP) is a product development methodology popular with start-ups to…


9 Dance Cypher Rules No One Ever Told You

Agree or not, but don’t say you’ve never been told


9 Dance Cypher Rules

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Dying in pursuit of the news


By Gary Pruitt President and CEO
The Associated Press


Every time I go in the newsroom at our headquarters in New York, I pass by…


Invisible Ways: A Week with Tanlines in Pittsburgh

Inside our recording sessions from mom’s basement


Invisible Ways


This is what Trevor Noah is really like…


Two years ago, some friends and I got to see Trevor Noah perform in London, for free. It remains the greatest comedy show I’ve ever been to. Noah

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Building Technology With, Not For Communities: An Engagement Guide for Civic Tech

An overview of research into best practices for community technology


Everything I needed to know about writing, I learned from “Paid In Full”

The landmark album offers simple lessons, magnificently told


Video Gaming Made Me a History Major

Empire of Earth and Medieval 2 Total War made me actually care about school.


By Mac Blauner

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A Sense of History

Strong Western leadership is something the world needs


Lunch was good. Then again, how could it not be when you’re sitting in the house where…


Eat Pray Roll

I needed a vacation from my adult life — from myself. I tried new jobs, no job, exercise, meditation, sex, food. Then I tried molly.


Meerkat And Periscope: Perfect For Live Sports

Technology and athletics are combining to form a perfect storm. Welcome to the new way to watch the game.

Social Jest



Five Things I’ll Always Remember About Teddy Kennedy


Today, I joined President Obama in honoring longtime Massachusetts Senator Teddy Kennedy at the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy…


The Mobile Creativity Conundrum: 5 Lessons Learned

An inside look at Adobe’s reboot of mobile creation, and what we learned about crafting mobile products and strategy.


The Perfect Classroom, According to Science

It’s bright, quiet, and 72 degrees. And it makes every student feel valued.


By Sarika Bansal


We’re taking action on climate change — and the world is joining us


Last November, President Obama stood in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing alongside Chinese President Xi…


How Would You Spend Your Last Few Months Alive?

The Glitch Mob’s Boreta honors Oliver Sacks for his empathy, musical passion, and psychedelic/scientific exploration


“Women and Children First”

A Data-Story on Survival Rates among the 2,207 Titanic Passengers and Crew Members