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For the Motherboard

Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Category: Internet

From www.thewhitereview.org

Please click on the links below to download, print and assemble (instructions in slideshow above) Vanessa Hodgkinson’sFor the Motherboard: The Rubiytof Omar Khayym,typeset by James Bridle.

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Understanding the Cult of My Little Pony -- The Cut

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Category: Internet

From nymag.com

Like you, I suppose, I never gave My Little Pony very much thought, except to note it as a species of annoying plastic object that flows into our apartment with an invisible tide and then gets stuck there and never flows out.

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Overcoming Bias : Connected-Task Cities Win

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Friday, November 7, 2014
Category: Internet

From www.overcomingbias.com

A new Journal of Regional Science paper (ungated here) has a fascinating thesis: what makes US cities big and growing lately is not computers, education, creativity, or socializing. Instead it is task connectivity.

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When DNA is theMatchmaker - Fortune

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Category: Internet

From fortune.com

The world of online dating has something for everyone. Sites are dedicated to picking partners based on religion, dining preferences, pure physical attraction and the good, old-fashioned values of cowboy life (at Farmersonly.

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Honolulu star-bulletin. (Honolulu [Oahu, Hawaii) 1912-current, October 19, 1914, 2:30 Edition, Image 1 Chronicling America L

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Category: Internet

From chroniclingamerica.loc.gov

Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities external link and the Library of Congress.

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How “one weird trick” conquered the Internet: what happens when you click on those omnipresent ads.

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Monday, November 11, 2013
Category: Internet

From www.slate.com

You’ve seen them. Peeking out from sidebars, jiggling and wiggling for your attention, popping up where you most expect them: those “One Weird Trick” ads.

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Meet The Dread Pirate Roberts, The Man Behind Booming Black Market Drug Website Silk Road - Forbes

Monday, August 19, 2013
Category: Internet

From www.forbes.com

In the last two and a half years Silk Road has grown into the Web’s busiest bazaar for heroin, methamphetamines, crack, cocaine, LSD, ecstasy and enough strains of marijuana to put an Amsterdam coffee shop to shame.

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The Web Cookie Is Dying. Here′s The Creepier Technology That Comes Next - Forbes

Saturday, July 13, 2013
Category: Internet

From www.forbes.com

It may raise hackles to think that U.S. intelligence officials might be monitoring your telephone and Internet communications, but for most of us it′s only the marketers who are really interested in our everyday online activities.

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The Locust Economy

Monday, April 15, 2013
Category: Internet

From www.ribbonfarm.com

Deals are terrible for the businesses that offer them; that they draw in nomadic deal hunters from a vast surrounding region who are unlikely to ever return; that most deal-hunters carefully ensure that they spend just the deal amount or slightly more; that a badly designed offer can bankrupt a small business.

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The Economist explains: How does Bitcoin work? The Economist

Saturday, April 13, 2013
Category: Internet

From www.economist.com

Unlike traditional currencies, which are issued by central banks, Bitcoin has no central monetary authority. Instead it is underpinned by a peer-to-peer computer network made up of its users’ machines, akin to the networks that underpin BitTorrent, a file-sharing system, and Skype, an audio, video and chat service.

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