I've always liked the idea that the key revolution in popular music in recent years wasn't the shift from guitar bands to electronic music, nor the…
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My daughter was born at 5:56pm on Friday. There won’t be a newsletter this week.
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Charles C. Mann, in his book 1491, writes about the Americas before Columbus. It's a work of popular revisionist history – which is to say, it's more…
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One of the sillier ways to do journalism is when companies don't bother to check if you're a journalist before running experiments on you. It's not big…
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NFTs, then. The collective tech press has been workshopping a way to describe this field to the uninitiated for a few years now. The best we've all come…
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Facebook's week of dancing the hokey-cokey – it put the news tab in, it pulled the news tab out, it out the news tab in and it shook it all about – is…
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Every industry has practices that burst into flames on contact with the public. Things which are accepted, and not even doubted, within the field, but…
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For someone who is not particularly interested in bitcoin I spend an awful lot of time talking about bitcoin. In part that's because I have serious…
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Because these emails come out on Wednesdays – please do not check previous publication dates, they always come out on Wednesday and have never been late…
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This week, I wanted to talk about the single worst game design choice I've seen in a very long time. (It's another gaming email, sorry mum. Scroll to…
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Elastic is an open-source software company which makes a product, Elasticsearch, that companies use to make cloud widgets do stuff better. (It's not…
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"I'm optimistic about this year" was how I ended last week's email. lol Anyway everything went downhill almost as soon as I hit send and the United…
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