Why You Don't Need A New Phone - A manifesto for the "good enough." While I don't decry anyone for wanting to have the new hotness, it is important to remember that if your current set up is working, you don't need to upgrade.
Once More Into The Breach Nerds - A vote short, this plan restores Net Neutrality. FtF and EFF both urge you to call your Senators. This inexplicably politicized issue is essential to protect consumers from the virtual duopoly that most people have for Internet choices.
Not Exactly Redlining, But Probably Worse - Reveal shows racial discrimination in lending is still alive and well. Combining interviews with data journalism, they get a clear picture of the problem.
Embrace The Weird Math - Why abstraction and complicated math are essential fundamentals of intelligence.
Strange As He Ever Was - An excellent profile and retrospective on the work of David Byrne including the first Brian Eno collaboration which is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard. It's equal parts collage samples and early electronic music. The follow up from 2006 is exceptional too, though less experimental. It's more of a gospel record by way of the 80's Talking Heads.
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