Compass and Rule

Turned ’round through the vast profundity obscure.


Pedantry eats itself



Digital traction control

How can we engineer environments that support focus?


“The trouble with computers is you play with them.”
Richard Feynman, on…

Yes, @Virgin1a, @Horse_ebooks is real


In 1897, a New York Sun editorial, later to become the most-reprinted in history, consoled a young girl who had lost faith in Santa Claus. Given recent events, some appear to need similar consoling today.

@tophtucker: Some people I follow say @Horse_ebooks is only a fake spambot. Please tell me the truth; is…

In the valley of the half-invented


On the occasion of the death of AltaVista, Timothy B. Lee (@binarybits) writes:

In 1973, Xerox had the Alto and failed to…

Superlinear social network scaling

The mean is not the message


Josh Miller (@joshm), Medium’s step-father, is thinking about how social networks scale:


On Facebook, your memories are owned by other people


There exists a photo of a precious moment in my life. A fond memory with good friends, and a good photo thereof. I don’t know the…

Compass and Rule
Compass and Rule

Turned ’round through the vast profundity obscure.

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