Writes about the history of technology & industry at @rootsofprogress. Part-time tech consultant to @OurWorldInData. Former engineering manager & tech founder
Here's one: “Luck and the Entrepreneur: The four kinds of luck” by @pmarca
One of my all-time favorite articles is “The Curse of Xanadu,” by Gary Wolf, which ran in @WIRED in 1995. On the surface, it’s a piece of tech history, a story of a dramatic failure. But look closer, and you can find deep philosophical insight
“HTTP and HTML are the Whoopee Cushion and Joy Buzzer of Internet protocols, only comprehensible as elaborate practical jokes.” I'm a day late, but for the WWW's 33rd anniversary, everyone should read @cshirky's excellent “In Praise of Evolvable Systems”
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