Hacking Galileo by Fenton Wood is many things: an adventure, a lament for an age now lost, even a manual for subverting obsolete technology. This book is for the adults who once were the spergy GenX and GenY kids who are the stars of this book. The kids who built
Today is the official launch of Spengler's Future by John J. Reilly in paperback and ebook. Those of you who want to support The Long View Republishing Project can purchase a copy from Amazon. I've got a special bonus for subscribers to With Both Hands, who
I’ve said a few times that the 1930s were the peak of technological innovation in the United States. I think any serious look at the history of science and technology will make this clear. But, you can also come at this from another angle. I always find it valuable
Pirates of the Electromagnetic Waves is a sweet, nostalgic book about a world that never was. And radios. There is some impressively nerdy stuff about electronics here. Much like the non-existent European setting of Kiki’s Delivery Service, the Yankee Republic almost seems more real than the world we live
Conversations with Tyler is one of my favorite long reads at the moment. This recent talk with economist Paul Romer [recent winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics] overlaps nicely with many of my current obsessions [including English orthography!]. Today, let’s look at the rate of production of
Patrice O'Neal explains why Radiohead's Creep speaks to the white soul I can't argue with this. Meet Alex, the Russian Casino Hacker Who Makes Millions Targeting Slot In the grand tradition of Ed Thorp, a Russian mathematician figured out how to beat the house.
Since by happenstance this post comes up almost exactly 12 years later than it was first published, it manages to be entirely topical with regards to the bombing of Hiroshima. My contribution to the annual event is to remind you how nutty the Japanese government had become in the 1930s