David Auerbach David Auerbach

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

Oct. 2 2013 10:45 AMDebugging the Program of Everyday LifeHow software engineering saved my marriage.
Sept. 24 2013 11:52 PMC Is for CookieThat’s not good enough for Google.
Sept. 4 2013 1:51 PMThe NSA: Even Worse Than You Think!They’ve made you paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing their job.
Aug. 26 2013 11:56 AMTales of an Ex–Microsoft ManagerOutgoing CEO Steve Ballmer’s beloved employee-ranking system made me secretive, cynical, and paranoid.
Aug. 6 2013 10:34 AMHow to Amazon-ify the Washington PostJeff Bezos shouldn’t just keep it for himself.
June 18 2013 7:42 AMI Would Have Hired Edward SnowdenA former Google and Microsoft engineer explains why elitist, arrogant rebels often make the best employees.
Sept. 26 2013 12:53 PMThis Is How the Cookie CrumblesThe four steps to controlling how you’re tracked online.
Sept. 13 2013 12:17 PMThe Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
Aug. 27 2013 6:31 PMMarissa Mayer Has “Many Enemies”And that sets her apart from other CEOs how, exactly?
Aug. 20 2013 2:20 PMWould You Like to Buy My Data?Hey Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare—act quickly, because this offer won’t last!
July 19 2013 11:58 AMHow Microsoft Lost Its Way, as Understood Through The WireFor example, Marlo Stanfield is sort of like Google.



Slate Plus Early Read: The Self-Made Man

The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada. Now, Journalists Can’t Even Say Her Name.

Mitt Romney May Be Weighing a 2016 Run. That Would Be a Big Mistake.

Amazing Photos From Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution

Transparent Is the Fall’s Only Great New Show

The XX Factor

Rehtaeh Parsons Was the Most Famous Victim in Canada

Now, journalists can't even say her name.


Lena Dunham, the Book

More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.

What a Juicy New Book About Diane Sawyer and Katie Couric Fails to Tell Us About the TV News Business

Does Your Child Have Sluggish Cognitive Tempo? Or Is That Just a Disorder Made Up to Scare You?

  News & Politics
Sept. 29 2014 11:45 PM The Self-Made Man The story of America’s most pliable, pernicious, irrepressible myth.
Sept. 29 2014 7:01 PM We May Never Know If Larry Ellison Flew a Fighter Jet Under the Golden Gate Bridge
Dear Prudence
Sept. 29 2014 3:10 PM The Lonely Teetotaler Prudie counsels a letter writer who doesn’t drink alcohol—and is constantly harassed by others for it.
  Double X
Sept. 29 2014 11:43 PM Lena Dunham, the Book More shtick than honesty in Not That Kind of Girl.
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 29 2014 8:45 AM Slate Isn’t Too Liberal, but … What readers said about the magazine’s bias and balance.
Brow Beat
Sept. 29 2014 9:06 PM Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Looks Like a Comic Masterpiece
Future Tense
Sept. 29 2014 11:56 PM Innovation Starvation, the Next Generation Humankind has lots of great ideas for the future. We need people to carry them out.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 29 2014 11:32 PM The Daydream Disorder Is sluggish cognitive tempo a disease or disease mongering?
Sports Nut
Sept. 28 2014 8:30 PM NFL Players Die Young. Or Maybe They Live Long Lives. Why it’s so hard to pin down the effects of football on players’ lives.