Ideas Category

April 8, 2019

Coding Is for Everyone—as Long as You Speak English

Code depends on English—for reasons that are entirely unnecessary at a technical level.

April 7, 2019

Want to Know How to Build a Better Democracy? Ask Wikipedia

With its insistence on fairness, neutrality, and community consensus, the online storehouse of knowledge is a model for a more perfect union.

April 1, 2019

Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones

The FCC’s safety standards for cellular communications date from 1996. 5G networks will require many more cell sites, operating at higher frequencies.