At first glance my favorite part was definitely the floppy disk. But upon a closer look, I think it's the oversized hammer and screwdriver sitting next to the old, boxy computer. The man behind the "Reboot" cover is Barry Blitt, a Montreal-born illustrator. "When I heard that the troubled Obamacare Web site was built by a Canadian company, of course I felt personally responsible," Blitt told the magazine's Culture Desk blog. "I’ll be happy when the glitches are all worked out and everything’s running smoothly, so I can put this all behind me."
TODAY IN SLATE
The Ebola Story
How our minds build narratives out of disaster.
The Budget Disaster That Completely Sabotaged the WHO’s Response to Ebola
PowerPoint Is the Worst, and Now It’s the Latest Way to Hack Into Your Computer
The Shooting Tragedies That Forged Canada’s Gun Politics
A Highly Unscientific Ranking of Crazy-Old German Beers
Welcome to 13th Grade!
Some high schools are offering a fifth year. That’s a great idea.
The Actual World
“Mount Thoreau” and the naming of things in the wilderness.