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Our depressing robot overlords

That’s the topic du jour. As Paul Krugman writes, “the idea that modern technology eliminates only menial jobs, that well-educated workers are clear winners, may dominate popular discussion, but it’s actually decades out of date.” Increasingly, we’re learning that the...

By Ezra Klein  | March 7, 2011; 9:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
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'That is what it does'

I'm a big fan of Dropbox, a service that easily allows you to store large amounts of data in a folder you -- or others you give the password to -- can access from any computer connected to the Internet....

By Ezra Klein  | February 1, 2011; 10:23 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
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Column: Making the best of our invisibile infrastructure

You're probably reading this on junk. And I'm not talking about newsprint - industry woes aside, that's high-quality stuff. But if you're on a computer or an iPad, and you're not plugged into an Internet jack in the wall? Junk,...

By Ezra Klein  | January 10, 2011; 9:08 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
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Why I like reading about Silicon Valley

I've been reading and thinking more about the technology sector lately, in part because it's interesting and in part because it cultivates good habits of mind. In Washington, thinking is constrained by the routine experience of being unable to achieve...

By Ezra Klein  | December 10, 2010; 5:05 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
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Tim Wu on net neutrality

Tim Wu is a law professor at Columbia University, author of the (excellent) new book "The Master Switch" and chairman of the board of Free Press. Oh, and he coined the term "net neutrality" in 2003. He spoke to me...

By Ezra Klein  | December 3, 2010; 12:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (12)
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Your brain -- and your search engine -- on Evernote

The declared topic of Stephen Johnson's "Where Good Ideas Come From" is innovation, and how it happens. I read the book as an investigation into how to think better, smarter and more efficiently. Saying things like "it's one of...

By Ezra Klein  | November 30, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Why Google's grifter is our problem, Ezra Klein , November 29, 2010
Being 'fully human' online, Ezra Klein , November 15, 2010
Zuckerberg on 'The Social Network', Ezra Klein , October 20, 2010
In praise of Google Chrome, Ezra Klein , October 4, 2010
Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg, Zuckerberg!, Ezra Klein , October 4, 2010
The three 'intelligent' ways to raise taxes, Ezra Klein , March 18, 2010
How Did "Ezra" Get So Popular?, Ezra Klein , May 18, 2009
 
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