NetNewsWire is the Best Way to Get News

I have felt increasingly frustrated with twitter. For the longest time I have used it as a news source. I followed lots of journalists and for the most part twitter had done a great job of sending me to interesting content, like Facebook before it. Lately this has not been the case. Twitter has been prioritizing original content, and that content has been bad.

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Satya Nadella’s Tour of the Future

If you want a glimpse into the future, Hit Refresh by Satya Nadella is an important read. Nadella shares his own story and spends much of the book focusing on the impact of new technologies on society. He highlights three trends: artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and mixed reality that will change society over the next decade. Nadella not only provides easy-to-understand summaries of these technologies but provocations about policies around them.

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Ride of a Lifetime Review

I am a sucker for books about founders and companies. The diversity of stories about businesses and the people that built them leads to a genre that is often fresh, although it can also be littered with duds and platitudes. This one was full of stories and wisdom. Ride of a Lifetime by Bob Iger was an interesting read that gives Disney fans a peek behind the thinking of where the company is today.

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Lunch Talk Notes - The Security of Voting by Mail

On Tuesday the Berkman Klein Center hosted a virtual lunch with Ben Adida on voting security. Ben has created a non-profit organization, VotingWorks, that has developed an open source voting machine. As a result we got a master class in the principles of election security.

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Review of The Gene - An Intimate History

One reason science can be so frustrating to understand is the lack of context to ground new knowledge in. By talking about genetics as a part of the history of the field Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee makes a dense subject interesting and accessible. His book is long but weaves science into personal stories and questions of ethics. My biggest regret is having to rush through this book near the end because there are a lot of ideas to process.

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