Cool AOC, Finland, Apple, Popular Culture, Cultural Criticism — Five Things — Issue #437


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Hot Trump. Cool @aoc. —

Hot vs. cool media. Interesting.

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Finland’s grand AI experimen — 
 Inside Finland’s plan to train its population in artificial intelligence.

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Apple’s Biggest Problem? My Mom — 
 The most consequential hit to the bottom line may be from people, including longtime fans, who are holding on to their phones longer.

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An economist explains what digital technology means for the future of popular culture — 
 The Verge interviews Joel Waldfogel, an economist at the University of Minnesota, about his new book Digital Renaissance: What Data and Economics Tell Us about the Future of Popular Culture.

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Cultural criticism matters — 
 Cultural criticism is journalism. And in an era when fewer outlets support it, we need more of it, not less

Have an amazing Tuesday!