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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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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 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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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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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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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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