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The Birth of the Information Age: How Paul Otlet’s Vision for Cataloging and Connecting Humanity Shaped Our World
The Birth of the Information Age: How Paul Otlet’s Vision for Cataloging and Connecting Humanity Shaped Our World

“Everyone from his armchair will be able to contemplate creation, in whole or in certain parts.”

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Close to the Machine: Code and the Mesmerism of Building a World from Scratch
Close to the Machine: Code and the Mesmerism of Building a World from Scratch

“…the programmer has no choice but to retreat into some private interior space, closer to the machine…”

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People-Dependent Technology: Designing with Our Highest Ideals for One Another
People-Dependent Technology: Designing with Our Highest Ideals for One Another

“…design everything on the assumption that people are not heartless or stupid but marvellously capable, given the chance.”

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The Dawn of the Microprocessor and the Birth of Venture Capital
The Dawn of the Microprocessor and the Birth of Venture Capital

“Announcing a new era of integrated electronics.”

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The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011
The 11 Best Psychology and Philosophy Books of 2011

What it means to be human, how pronouns are secretly shaping our lives, and why we believe.

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Steven Johnson on the “Peer Progressive” Movement and What the Internet Wants
Steven Johnson on the “Peer Progressive” Movement and What the Internet Wants

“When you give people more control over the flow of information and decision making in their communities, their social health improves — incrementally, in fits and starts, but also inexorably.”

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Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius
Alan Turing: Church, State, and the Tragedy of Gender-Defiant Genius

On the man who was caught between the past and the future in clothes a size too small, and profoundly changed our lives anyway.

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Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure
Everything is a Remix Part 4: System Failure

A brief history of intellectual property, or why 1790 was more culturally progressive than 2012.

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The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011
The 11 Best Biographies and Memoirs of 2011

Illustrated correspondence, rock’n’roll, and what an old Kurt Vonnegut has to do with a young Hemingway.

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Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990)
Steve Jobs on Why Computers Are Like a Bicycle for the Mind (1990)

A 20-year-old antidote to modern-day digital pessimism.

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