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From the Trump Twitter Museum

Today I was having an interesting conversation with a friend of mine, who happens to be a fairly famous computer scientist. We were discussing innovation, which led to expressing our amazement at the success of Twitter. Who could have predicted that imposing a completely artificial constraint on the length of messages would not only lead […]


Revenge of the Internet

As someone who has been working with the Internet since close to the beginning, I almost blew a gasket yesterday when I read an article in the Wall Street Journal by Gordon Crovitz claiming that “Contrary to legend, it wasn’t the federal government” who invented the Internet. The article was meant as a slap against […]


Willing Victims

© Ed Stein Why in the world do we spend billions of dollars spying on people? How much do we spend on the CIA, or on spy satellites? All you have to do is set up a social network and people will tell complete strangers everything about their lives, including photos (who needs spy cameras?). […]