Posts tagged with ‘long reads’
Get ready for some serious reading. The New York Times has a new special out called Future of Computing. Here are just the first few articles in the series:
Power in Numbers: China Aims for High-Tech Primacy
China’s booming economy and growing technological infrastructure may thrust it to the forefront of the next generation of computing, many American experts say.
Creating Artificial Intelligence Based on the Real Thing
Facing the physical limits of conventional design, researchers work to design a computing architecture that more closely resembles that of the brain.
Vast and Fertile Ground in Africa for Science to Take Root
Computer science study in Africa shows great promise, with one Ugandan university even charting its own course in many aspects of mobile computing ahead of the developed world.
With a Leaner Model, Start-Ups Reach Further Afield
The business of Silicon Valley today is less about focusing on an industry than it is about a continuous process of innovation with technology, across a widening swath of fields.
A High-Stakes Search Continues for Silicon’s Successor
As silicon processors grow more packed with each generation, they lose efficiency, and researchers are looking for a new medium.
Out of a Writer’s Imagination Came an Interactive World
The author Neal Stephenson’s reputation for prescience about the online world is well earned, even if he regards it lightly.
Looking Backward to Put New Technologies in Focus
The science historian George Dyson, author of the new book “Turing’s Cathedral,” talks about the genius of Alan Turing and John von Neumann, and growing up in the birthplace of the H-bomb.
In just four decades the Internet has spread to much of the world. Now, the shift to high-bandwidth connectivity and the global availability of supercomputing is accelerating. Examine the global hotspots.
Looking forward to reading these and the many, many more.
The tradition of an American media owner or boss pushing a candidate or a cause is so firmly ensconced in journalistic history that the true outlier is the mogul who plays it completely straight. Walter Annenberg used his Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News to smear opponents and reward his political friends, facts be damned. The Manchester Union Leader’s William Loeb (subscription required) hammered liberal Democrats as “left-wing kooks” and called President John Kennedy “the No. 1 liar in the United States.” Nelson Rockefeller, in Loeb’s eyes, was a “wife-swapper,” and President Dwight Eisenhower was a “stinking hypocrite.”
The Rolling Stone article is a long read (about 10,000 words).
The New York magazine one is less long (about 6,400 words).
Both are interesting explorations of Ailes and the Fox News operation. File under: Weekend Reading. And if you only have time for one, head Schafer’s advice, “If you enjoy a scary nighttime story, read Dickinson’s [Rolling Stone] piece. But if your tastes run toward political comedy, click on Sherman’s.”