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Clearing the table

Centralized control is fabulous until it isn’t. Centralized control gives us predictable, reliable, convenient results. Until it suffocates. Google promises websites free attention at a time when attention is harder than ever to obtain. It promises fast,...

Dissolve it

The best solution to a persistent, apparently non-solvable problem is to make the problem itself obsolete. Go around it. Cease to need it to be solved. Redefine your process or goal so that the problem is no longer permitted to slow you down. An unsolvable roadblock...

Ten Lessons I Learned While Teaching Myself To Code

Note from the editor: The following is a guest post by Clive Thompson (@pomeranian99), a journalist who’s written about technology and science for two decades. Clive is a longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and a columnist for Wired. In...

How big is your unfillable hole?

It doesn’t really matter, does it? All of your bad habits (and some of your good ones) exist to fill that hole, or to protect it from being seen. And as long as our mission is to fill the hole, and as long as the hole remains unfillable (and after all this time,...