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What Modern Humans Can Learn From Ancient Software

Did you know that you can, right now, for free, go to Archive.org, the great online library of all things, and load up within your web browser an ancient, decrepit…

Am I Wrong to Judge People for Talking to Me in Emoji?

“Not only do I refuse to speak in symbols—emoji, bitmoji, likes, reactions, whatever—I also judge people who do. Is this fair? With AI image generators like Dall-E Mini going mainstream,…

Can a Particle Accelerator Trace the Origins of Printing?

Other Asian innovations, like paper and gunpowder, have a clear record of dissemination to Europe, with artifacts and record-keeping that trace their travel westward along routes of trade and conquest.…

Forget Disruption. Tech Needs to Fetishize Stability

I used to co-run a software company. My cofounder is Lebanese, so we built a team in Beirut with an office right on the Levantine Sea. Great software engineers over…

Am I an Idiot for Wanting a Dumber Phone?

“I waste way too much time on my phone and am attracted by the idea of simplifying my digital life. So I found several apps and tutorials designed to make…

Horace Mann stock falls on reduced forecast

Horace Mann Educators Corp. HMN, -0.11% shares dropped Wednesday after the insurer lowered its forecast because of catastrophe losses that were above its 10-year average. Horace Mann shares fell 6%…

StitchFix stock rallies as Bill Gurley hikes stake by a million shares

StitchFix Inc. SFIX stock got a quick fix late Tuesday after Benchmark Capital’s Bill Gurley reported buying a million shares of the stock. StitchFix shares rallied 8% after hours, following…