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Farhad Manjoo

Why the Gig Economy Is Sputtering

Steven Hill | Posted 04.02.2017 | Business
Steven Hill

Many of these Ayn Randian-inspired startups have been kept alive by subsidies of the venture capital kind which, for various reasons, are starting to dry up.

Impatience as Digital Virtue

Evan Selinger | Posted 11.06.2012 | Technology
Evan Selinger

In environments where Google creates new kinds of searchers, Amazon creates new kinds of readers and Apple create new kinds of digital companionship, just what kinds of human capital do these innovations create?

An Open Letter From an Indie Author to America's Independent Booksellers

Hillary Rettig | Posted 03.13.2012 | Home
Hillary Rettig

Many indie authors, as it happens, are highly entrepreneurial and professional, and many of us are managing to sell our books on Amazon and elsewhere, so why shouldn't you be able to work with us and cash in?

Facebook's Greatest Strength? Stealing.

Slate | Farhad Manjoo | Posted 11.16.2011 | Technology

This is Facebook's greatest strength: Zuckerberg and his minions copy everyone else's best ideas freely, unashamedly, and really, really well. Just af...

Why "Talk" Culture will Destroy the World

Hugh McGuire | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Hugh McGuire

In the New York Times, Michiko Kakutani takes on the Internet, remix culture, post-modernism and the technology-induced Decline of Western Civilizatio...

Jason Linkins

Slate Reporter Attempts Viral Circulation Of Pro-Obama Rumors | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Obama campaign, seeking to combat the spurious rumors that run amok online, has launched a campaign site named Fight The Smears, dedicated to the ...