“A Heart Beating Around Her Finger”How a close call in the ER turned a young doctor into a surgical visionary.
In Praise of an Overflowing InboxEmail is ubiquitous, meritocratic, and forgiving. It will never die, and I don’t want it to.
Shaken Like a Polaroid PictureApple’s slump looks a lot like the decline of a certain iconic camera company.
The First Victim of Sept. 11He was likely the first person killed, but his influence was felt that entire terrible day—online.
The NSA: Even Worse Than You Think!They’ve made you paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing their job.
Would You Just Look at All Those Rich People!That’s Valleywag’s editorial vision in a nutshell, but it could be so much more.
Videos Are Better Than PhotographsThe rise of short-form video services is going to make the snapshot obsolete.
A Whole Lot of Bells, Way Too Many WhistlesMultimedia-laden features like “Snow Fall” and “The Jockey” are bad for the Web and bad for readers.
If Anyone Can Save the Washington Post, It’s Jeff BezosThe newspaper now has an owner who’s a master of finding new ways of selling old things.
Men Should Wear MakeupThis is my final column for Slate, so I’m going out on a limb. Guys, pick up the airbrush already.
Forget MOOCsFree online classes shouldn’t replace teachers and classrooms. They should make them better.
The Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
The Beats With a Billion EyesHe’s conquered the headphones market, but Dr. Dre isn’t selling great sound. He’s not even selling celebrity. He’s selling the concept of “bass.”
R.I.P. WindowsBy purchasing Nokia’s smartphone division, Microsoft has killed its signature strategy.
You’ll Never Believe Which Magazine Has the Most Digital SubscribersIt’s called Game Informer, and its success is a rebuke to the magazine industry’s flawed accounting.
Smart Concept, Not-So-Smart WatchThe Pebble, the best-funded project in Kickstarter history, is kind of a dud.