The Cam-Bridge to Nowhere

The strangest thing about… Cambridge, Facebook, Donald Trump, the Russians, and all my friends who milked 2016 for everything it was worth …is that no one really did anything wrong — not from a technological standpoint, at least. And none of it is even new technology. And yet, everyone innately senses that something is very wrong. All the huge … 

 

5 reasons to always carry a book with you

To be honest, I don’t know where I first picked up this bit of advice (probably in some Medium blog!), but it’s been with me for close to three years now: “If you spend enough time carrying a book around, you’ll eventually read the damn thing.” It may be annoying at first. It may be outright stupid for weeks or more. … 

 

Consumption doesn’t make us better

We want to consume — we’re made that way. You’ve had the internet for 20 years now. Are you smarter? It’s a worthwhile question — given the huge increases in time spent online and the shrinking time spent doing literally anything else. Mobile usage has exploded, data is limitless, and technologies have disrupted many of the ‘old ways’ of doing business (i.e. Uber, … 

 

Plumbers are losers (wrong)

When I look back at my nascent career in Washington, D.C., I survey a mixture of tangible and ambiguous accomplishments — all of them paper pushing in some regard. I began as a fundraiser in 2012 and have since transformed into a communicator, one of the online sort. I would say I am luckier than most: a …