Two Paradigms of Personal Computing

There exist two very different classes of personal computing. Some machines are made to extend the self, others are made to merge with the self.

What Does Steve Bannon Think?

Steve Bannon propelled Trump to victory in 2016, then fell from grace. He is a deeply controversial figure, and his importance in modern politics is understated.

No More Shampoo

After a lifetime of using shampoo, it turned out to be totally unnecessary.

No More Coffee

I spent fifteen years drinking coffee at least three times a day until COVID-19 forced me on a four-month break. Life is better, and I won't be having coffee anymore.

Cancel Culture in 1974

Cancel Culture is a hot topic in 2020, but it's not a new phenomenon. People have been getting cancelled for the entire history of mass media.

Superstimulus in 2020

Media of all kinds are flashier, sexier, more stimulating and better at catching our eyeballs than ever before. The gatekeepers are gone, and millions of creators are in Darwinian competition for our attention. Where does this supply of infinite jest take us?