Words, Words, Words
Text-only video games have been around for decades. Hadean Lands shows how they can be innovative, complex, and genuinely artistic.
The Code We Can’t ControlFrank Pasquale’s new book highlights the dangers of “runaway data” and “black box algorithms.”
The Sony Hackers Are TerroristsWe’ve never seen a cyberattack like this one. Here’s why it’s so frightening.
The Princess TrapOur daughter is getting into dolls and dress-up. What are programmer parents to do?
Why Apple Pay Can Succeed Where Google Wallet FailedWith its careful and steady approach, Apple may achieve a coup in the credit ecosystem.
Blame AppleFive reasons why celebrities and civilians should never trust Apple with nude photos, or any data at all.
The Most Sexist Video Game of All Time?It’s called Catherine, and it reveals a lot about misogynist gaming culture.
The Death of ZyngaAnd the birth of all the other companies perfecting Zynga’s pay-to-win games model.
Don’t Trust the FBI YetAnd don’t believe the skeptics, either. Here’s why the Sony hack remains as murky as ever.
Encyclopedia FrownWikipedia is amazing. But it’s become a rancorous, sexist, elitist, stupidly bureaucratic mess.
Gaming Journalism Is OverThe gaming press declares that gamers are dead. But they are the ones who are becoming obsolete.
Letter to a Young Male GamerSome ground rules to keep in mind in the wake of an ugly, sexist scandal.
The First Gay Space on the InternetIt was called soc.motss, and it anticipated how we use social networks today.
The Oldest Rivalry in ComputingForget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.