Because the College Application Process Just Wasn’t Stressful EnoughThe Common App meltdown was ridiculous and totally avoidable.
MUSCULAR ’Roid Rage!NSA surveillance of Google and Yahoo is nasty and brutish—and pointless and illegal.
The Uninsured Are Now Unpaid Alpha Testers for the GovernmentThey should get discounts on their premiums.
The NSA: Even Worse Than You Think!They’ve made you paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re doing their job.
Tales of an Ex–Microsoft ManagerOutgoing CEO Steve Ballmer’s beloved employee-ranking system made me secretive, cynical, and paranoid.
Billion to One
The Tortoise’s Guide to Becoming a Tech BillionaireYou don’t need a brilliant idea. You need patience and a hard shell.
Gabfest Extra: What Went Wrong With Healthcare.gov?John Dickerson and David Auerbach discuss how a real software company would deal with the Obamacare mess.
Debugging the Healthcare.gov HearingsThursday’s testimony was a spectacle of tech illiteracy and buck-passing.
The Brogrammer as Free Speech MartyrThe tech world produces a lot of genuine rebels. Pax Dickinson isn’t one of them.
Would You Like to Buy My Data?Hey Facebook, LinkedIn, Foursquare—act quickly, because this offer won’t last!
The Sony Emails Are Fair Game No, Aaron Sorkin, reporting on the hacked documents is not “spectacularly dishonorable.”
The Year’s Best Advertisements Budweiser puppies, Woo Woo, the return of Salt-N-Pepa, and more of 2014’s best commercials.
Have Yourself a Tactile Little Christmas Gift ideas for parents who want their kids to play the old-fashioned way.
Women’s Work The jobs recovery was supposed to be great for women. It hasn’t exactly worked out that way.
Listen to Our Ultimate Holiday Playlist Holiday tracks for the season, exclusively for Slate Plus members.
Taking a Page From the Patent Troll Playbook The Harvard professor who went after a Chinese restaurant used some familiar tactics.