An internet outage exposes the gap between how we think technology might work and how it actually does.
You don’t need to be hacked.
Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel and other classics by Virginia Lee Burton capture a bias in the way people look at technological innovation.
Why code is so often compared to magic.
Maximizing the potential of our increasingly vast base of scientific knowledge
The characters of our imaginary worlds link together in some surprisingly realistic ways
Scribes of all types seem to make the same mistakes, which means we can analyze texts like DNA