David Auerbach David Auerbach

David Auerbach is a writer and software engineer based in New York. His website is http://davidauerba.ch.

Technology
May 14 2014 12:36 PMYes, Your Internet Is Getting SlowerYour provider likes it that way. And the government doesn’t care.
Bitwise
April 30 2014 2:09 PMThe Death of ZyngaAnd the birth of all the other companies perfecting Zynga’s pay-to-win games model.
Technology
April 24 2014 10:50 AMTrust Nothing, Verify EverythingA software engineer reads Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Bitwise
April 7 2014 2:06 PMBeavis and BallmerLet me count all the ways I hate Silicon Valley.
Bitwise
March 24 2014 3:41 PMTech Companies Are Reading Your Email. Do You Care?
Bitwise
March 18 2014 5:09 PMGame Over and Over and OverThe extremely difficult Dark Souls II and the rise of “masocore” gaming.
Bitwise
March 6 2014 4:37 PMLanguage BarriersStephen Wolfram claims he can make the world computable. Is he on to something?
Bitwise
Feb. 25 2014 4:24 PMAn Extraordinary Kind of StupidThe weirdest thing about the Apple security bug is how simple it was.
Bitwise
Feb. 12 2014 11:45 AMI Built That “So-and-So Is Typing” Feature in ChatAnd I’m not sorry.
Bitwise
Jan. 30 2014 10:47 AMFeed the BeastFacebook’s growth may be leveling off, but its ability to milk its most loyal users keeps improving.
Bitwise
Jan. 17 2014 4:10 PMObama’s Nonreform ReformsThe president’s NSA surveillance speech left six key questions unanswered.
Bitwise
Jan. 8 2014 10:13 AMThe NSA Is Bad for BusinessAnd that’s why all the biggest tech rivals are joining together to limit government surveillance.
Bitwise
Dec. 11 2013 3:56 PMThe Age of the Product ManagerMarissa Mayer’s “flaws” are part of what makes her a new, better kind of CEO.
The Next Silicon Valley
Dec. 2 2013 11:12 AMThe Do-OverSilicon Valley hatched from a unique mix of historical and cultural forces. Could it happen again?
Bitwise
Nov. 19 2013 11:58 AMFilling the VoidGoogle’s autocomplete suggestions can be horrifying. But the hive mind isn’t as sick as you think.
Bitwise
May 9 2014 9:57 AMThe Oldest Rivalry in ComputingForget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
Slate Plus
April 30 2014 11:41 AMWhich Gadgets Do Slate Tech Writers Hate the Most?
Bitwise
April 14 2014 1:17 PMThere Will Be More BloodThe Heartbleed security flaw is bad. And it’s not the only one.
Moneybox
March 31 2014 2:20 PMUnnatural DisasterRoger Pielke Jr.’s writing is an embarrassment to Nate Silver’s new venture.
Bitwise
March 19 2014 1:11 PMThe Mystery of the Exploding TongueHow reliable is Google Flu Trends?
Bitwise
March 14 2014 12:02 AMTruer DetectiveThe sleuthing plot of the Veronica Mars movie gets all the technology right.
Books
March 3 2014 10:30 AMPlato’s ReturnRebecca Newberger Goldstein resurrects the Greek philosopher in an audacious, brainy book.
Bitwise
Feb. 20 2014 1:08 PMNot So DeepHow accurate is the hacking subplot on House of Cards?
Bitwise
Feb. 6 2014 9:03 AMMicrosoft’s Next Decade: Sliding Doors EditionOne new CEO. Two visions of the future.
Bitwise
Jan. 24 2014 2:51 PMThe Hardest Computer Game of All TimeIt was called Robot Odyssey, it took me 13 years to finish it, and it sealed my fate as a programmer.
Bitwise
Jan. 13 2014 11:17 AMGoogle Is Trying Harder Than Ever to Be FacebookAnd as a result, its users feel betrayed and manipulated.
The Next Silicon Valley
Dec. 20 2013 12:36 PMInvasion of the Body Snatchers: San Francisco Edition
Bitwise
Dec. 2 2013 3:32 PMThe System Can Be Fixed!Healthcare.gov is no longer a total disaster.
Technology
Nov. 25 2013 11:08 AM“The System Never Stopped Functioning”The people behind the Common App say it’s fixed. It’s not—far from it.
Bitwise
Nov. 13 2013 10:54 AMBecause the College Application Process Just Wasn’t Stressful EnoughThe Common App meltdown was ridiculous and totally avoidable.

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