Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson is the author of five books, including Everything Bad Is Good For You andThe Ghost Map, and co-founder of

The Book Club
March 19 2008 7:03 AMDittoheads vs. Polymaths
Aug. 22 2006 12:24 PMAn iPod for TVHow Apple could make it work.
Net Election
Oct. 13 2004 6:43 PMGoogle for PresidentWhy the campaigns should advertise in your search results.
Brave New World
March 22 2004 4:33 PMThe Science of Eternal SunshineYou can't erase your boyfriend from your brain, but the movie gets the rest of it right.
Oct. 24 2003 4:02 PMThe Best Search Idea Since GoogleHow Amazon can make money from books you already own.
March 6 2003 5:36 PMGoogle's Memory UpgradeHow Blogger could do more than improve Google's Web searches.
Jan. 14 2003 10:37 AMDon't Pay To PlayWhy grown-ups shouldn't spend money on video games.
Nov. 12 2002 11:28 AMThe No-Magic KingdomEven without wizards, the Sims Online is a fantasy.
The Book Club
March 18 2008 7:41 AMMore Fiction, but More Facts, Too
May 12 2005 6:14 AMPop Culture Is Good for Us
April 23 2004 5:29 PMHow To Hack Your HeadA buyer's guide to recreational brain scanning.
Dec. 16 2003 1:58 PMSimCandidateVideo games simulate sports, business, and war. Why not politics?
July 16 2003 11:39 AMDigging for GoogleholesGoogle may be our new god, but it's not omnipotent.
Feb. 17 2003 11:58 AMGeeks without borders.
Dec. 10 2002 11:09 AMIs the Computer Desktop an Antique?Soon, Apple and Microsoft will need new metaphors for their operating systems.


The World

How Canada’s Shooting Tragedies Have Shaped Its Gun Control Politics

Where Ebola Lives Between Outbreaks

Gunman Killed Inside Canadian Parliament; Soldier Shot at National Monument Dies

Sleater-Kinney Was Once America’s Best Rock Band

Can it be again?

Paul Farmer: Up to 90 Percent of Ebola Patients Should Survive

Is he right?


“I’m Not a Scientist” Is No Excuse

Politicians brag about their ignorance while making ignorant decisions.


Driving in Circles

The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.

In Praise of 13th Grade: Why a Fifth Year of High School Is a Great Idea 

PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer

  News & Politics
The World
Oct. 22 2014 6:30 PM The Tragedies That Have Shaped Canada's Gun Politics
Continuously Operating
Oct. 22 2014 2:38 PM Crack Open an Old One A highly unscientific evaluation of Germany’s oldest breweries.
Gentleman Scholar
Oct. 22 2014 5:54 PM May I Offer to Sharpen My Friends’ Knives? Or would that be rude?
  Double X
The XX Factor
Oct. 22 2014 4:27 PM Three Ways Your Text Messages Change After You Get Married
  Slate Plus
Tv Club
Oct. 22 2014 5:27 PM The Slate Walking Dead Podcast A spoiler-filled discussion of Episodes 1 and 2.
Brow Beat
Oct. 22 2014 4:10 PM Skinny Mark Wahlberg Goes for an Oscar: The First Trailer for The Gambler
Future Tense
Oct. 22 2014 5:33 PM One More Reason Not to Use PowerPoint: It’s The Gateway for a Serious Windows Vulnerability
  Health & Science
Wild Things
Oct. 22 2014 2:42 PM Orcas, Via Drone, for the First Time Ever
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.