How Failure Breeds Success
Re-AnimatorHow Stewart Butterfield created Flickr and Slack out of the ashes of failed projects.
Yes, Your Internet Is Getting SlowerYour provider likes it that way. And the government doesn’t care.
The Death of ZyngaAnd the birth of all the other companies perfecting Zynga’s pay-to-win games model.
Trust Nothing, Verify EverythingA software engineer reads Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Game Over and Over and OverThe extremely difficult Dark Souls II and the rise of “masocore” gaming.
Language BarriersStephen Wolfram claims he can make the world computable. Is he on to something?
An Extraordinary Kind of StupidThe weirdest thing about the Apple security bug is how simple it was.
The Most Sexist Video Game of All Time?It’s called Catherine, and it reveals a lot about misogynist gaming culture.
The Oldest Rivalry in ComputingForget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
Unnatural DisasterRoger Pielke Jr.’s writing is an embarrassment to Nate Silver’s new venture.
Plato’s ReturnRebecca Newberger Goldstein resurrects the Greek philosopher in an audacious, brainy book.
Why All the Republican Party’s Presidential Candidates Believe the Same Thing Nearly every nationally prominent Republican politician owes his ideas to Barry Goldwater.
The XX Factor
Nashville Prosecutors Reportedly Offered Women Plea Bargains in Exchange For Sterilization
The “How Does a U.N. Official Work?” Transcript What’s it like to manage the U.N.’s Ebola response? Read a transcript of Adam Davidson’s conversation with the assistant secretary-general for field support.
“I’d Rather Not Rewrite All the HTTP Stuff Myself” Fascinating early posts from the founders of eBay, Amazon, Google, and others.