Much of the essence of building a program is in fact the debugging of the specification.
— Fred Brooks, American software engineer

The Speed Dial - An abbreviated set of articles for the reader who has limited time.

To Understand Rising Inequality, Consider the Janitors at Two Top Companies, Then and Now - 5 min


Sixteen Years After 9/11, How Does Terrorism End? - 8 min


The Wetware Crisis: the Dead Sea effect (2008) - 5 min



Execute Like a Rookie, Lead Like a Multiplier - 1 0 min


Listen, learn ... then lead - Stanley McChrystal (2011) - 16 min


How to Recognize Burnout Before You’re Burned Out - 6 min



Naming Things Is Hard - 2 min


How to prioritize your bug fixes - 7 min


How not to break the Guardian website - 5 min



On Abstraction – Zach Tellman - 60 min


Optimizing Crispr: Sub-second Searches On A 3 Billion Base Genome - 11 min



The First White President - 30 min


How Facebook Changed The Spy Game - 5 min


Seriously, Equifax? This Is A Breach No One Should Get Away With - 4 min


The World is Running Out of Sand - 4 min


With A Hurricane Approaching Florida, Airline Algorithms Show No Sympathy - 3 min


Hackers Send Silent Commands To Speech Recognition Systems With Ultrasound - 3 min


Drones And Robots Are Taking Over Industrial Inspection - 2 min


The Houston Flooding Pushed The Earth's Crust Down 2 Centimeters - 3 min


The Mysteries of the Russian Mindset - 11 min





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