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The Intertubes

The Intertubes

About the series of tubes.

Thoughts following the death of Aaron Swartz

I didn’t know Aaron and I have no special knowledge of his life or death. We were only fellow travelers, but I admired him a great deal and still do. Like he surely was for many people, in many ways he was the sort of person I hoped I could be but could not. I [...]

Super Sad True SXSW Story, Or, Ray Kurzweil is Wrong About Everything

Super Sad True SXSW Story, Or, Ray Kurzweil is Wrong About Everything

I read Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story while I was flying back from South by Southwest. It’s probably the best novel I’ve read recently (although to be fair that just means I liked it better than Freedom). The book is about trying to rediscover love and humanity in a narcissistic, insolvent alter-present/future in [...]