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How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information
How the Bit Was Born: Claude Shannon and the Invention of Information

“Information is what our world runs on: the blood and the fuel, the vital principle … transforming every branch of knowledge.”

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We’re Breaking Up: Rebecca Solnit on How Modern Noncommunication Is Changing Our Experience of Time, Solitude, and Communion
We’re Breaking Up: Rebecca Solnit on How Modern Noncommunication Is Changing Our Experience of Time, Solitude, and Communion

“Previous technologies have expanded communication. But the last round may be contracting it.”

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Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
Hope, Cynicism, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves

“Critical thinking without hope is cynicism. Hope without critical thinking is naïveté.”

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On the Soul-Sustaining Necessity of Resisting Self-Comparison and Fighting Cynicism: A Commencement Address
On the Soul-Sustaining Necessity of Resisting Self-Comparison and Fighting Cynicism: A Commencement Address

“In its passivity and resignation, cynicism is a hardening, a calcification of the soul. Hope is a stretching of its ligaments, a limber reach for something greater.”

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Addiction to Truth: David Carr, the Measure of a Person, and the Uncommon Art of Elevating the Common Record
Addiction to Truth: David Carr, the Measure of a Person, and the Uncommon Art of Elevating the Common Record

“We all walk this earth feeling we are frauds. The trick is to be grateful and hope the caper doesn’t end any time soon.”

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The Humane Art: Virginia Woolf on What Killed Letter Writing and Why We Ought to Keep It Alive
The Humane Art: Virginia Woolf on What Killed Letter Writing and Why We Ought to Keep It Alive

“A self that goes on changing is a self that goes on living.”

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