Activity tagged “essays”
“The genius is not a unique source of insight; he is merely an efficient source of insight.”
Shelley nails it. I wish everyone selling hosting services would have a clear exit strategy in their FAQ.
Wonderful, insightful article about security. A choice quote: “until recently, you or I couldn’t take a bottle of water or a tube of toothpaste on an airplane. Mothers were forced to drink their babies’ milk. Elderly women were subject to humiliating
“If you do a rain dance for enough days in a row, it will eventually work. Guaranteed.”
Although it's meant to be Slate-specific, the first two points really apply to any piece of online journalism. I'd love to see the J-W handle corrections and citations the way Volokh suggests.
Mentioned in passing: “craigslist tends to have 200% growth yearly both in posting and reading.” Wow.
Every article Gladwell's written for the New Yorker (ten years' worth!)
FEAR FACTOR: Bill O’Reilly’s baroque period.
Awesome paper on the MySpace culture
Malcom Gladwell on “what pit bulls can teach us about profiling.”
Americans sure are having lots of the butt sex!
Very intersting article about MSG
“How did you get your job at High Times?” “Can you get me a job at High Times?” “Can you get me some weed?”
This is fascinating stuff!
Paul Graham, amazing as usual
And old but great idea