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Digital Amnesia Has Been Exaggerated

24 Feb 2023

Do you know your best friend’s phone number? In the 1990s, I had my best friend’s phone number memorized, and I’m pretty sure I remembered it just now after thinking about it for a minute. But the...

Doctors and Seductive Videos

8 Jan 2019

Invariably the answer is no. In general, there may be a few seeds of truth in the video that are washed away by a tsunami of hype. There are promises of miracles, but of course, you can’t expect...

ARPANET Evolution

22 May 2017

Originally, ARPANET linked together defence contractors, universities and research laboratories. But soon, a strange mix of military people, anarchists, academics, science fiction fans, hackers,...

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