Neither are Google nor Amazon. Here’s why that matters.
An elegy for the machine that let people travel through time—but only by a little
What it takes for good ideas to attract money.
Designers obsess over “revolutionizing” products, but not everything has to be reinvented.
Self-driving cars could encourage policies that end public access to America’s roads.
How a broken Twitter adaption of James Joyce’s novel reveals the secret of Bloomsday
The Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood Trolley introduced a generation to public transit. Now it’s gone off the rails.
What a Twitter fight between Clinton and Trump says about politics and politicking on the internet.
It’s silly to capitalize it, but doing so gave the global network a needed sense of awe and terror
What the billionaire’s financing of lawsuits against the gossip rag says about Internet culture
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The Freewrite, a “smart typewriter,” wants to liberate writers from their computers.
Talking about social-network service changes as mysterious changes to algorithms turns software companies into false idols.
In the early days of microcomputers, killer apps like the spreadsheet and word processor drove adoption. They also changed the…
How driverless vehicles could change meetings, manufacturing, safety, and more
Props are supports. You prop up a structure on a scaffold while bolting or welding it in place. A friend…
And that’s all it may ever be.
What an Amazon prank can teach us about delight in the Internet age