Reason Magazine Subpoena Stomps on Free Speech
Bloomberg View, June 09, 2015Wielding subpoenas demanding information on anonymous commenters, the government is harassing a respected journalism site that dissents from its policies. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York claims these comments could constitute violent threats, even though they’re clearly hyperbolic political rhetoric.
Losing the Thread
Aeon, June 05, 2015Older than bronze and as new as nanowires, textiles are technology — and they have remade our world time and again.
The Tragedy of the Monet in the Basement
Bloomberg View, June 03, 2015If the mission of art museums is "more and better engagement with art," how should they think about their return on all their hidden assets?
Google's Project Jacquard Gets It Right
Bloomberg View, May 31, 2015At last a technology company has grasped the essential difference between wearable and portable, between clothing and accessories, between artifice that seems like second nature and artifice that seems like a clunky cyborg upgrade. Surprisingly, that company is the same behemoth (though a different team) that peddled the aggressively unnatural Google Glass.
Bloomberg View, May 13, 2015What made "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" a landmark TV drama
What Was the Venus de Milo Doing With Her Arms?
Slate, May 01, 20153-D printing allows us to test a provocative theory that she was busy spinning thread.
Chipotle Removes GMOs to Show It Cares
Bloomberg View, April 30, 2015You don't have to believe there's something wrong with GMOs to see a valid strategic reason for Chipotle's decision to get rid of them.
Breaking Moore's Law? Does Not Compute
Bloomberg View, April 22, 2015Can a relatively minor change in a single company’s pricing strategies distort our picture of what’s happening in the economy? Yes, if the company is Intel Corp.
Target's Lilly Pulitzer Boom and Bust
Bloomberg View, April 20, 2015Like a hot initial public offering, Target's designer collections are priced below market, fueling speculative fever.
How the Easter Bunny Got So Soft
Bloomberg View, April 02, 2015The plush toys that line store shelves this time of year are cheaper, often safer, and much, much softer than in bygone days. They represent a small, squishy example of a pervasive phenomenon: goods whose quality has improved gradually but significantly over time, without corresponding price increases and with little recognition in the public imagination.