Reddit Risks Upvoting Itself Into Political Obsolescence
November 21, 2012
A congresswoman turned to Reddit for ideas. The loudmouth site suddenly went quiet.
Meet the Corgi Who Helped California Raise Taxes
November 09, 2012
How Gov. Jerry Brown's dog, Sutter, helped deliver his owner a big political victory.
Obama Doesn’t Need Tech Wizardry to Fix Voting
November 08, 2012
There's nothing magic to cutting down lines at the polls. Obama--and Congress--just need to deal with the basics.
Even the Voting Booth Is No Longer Private
November 07, 2012
Some people can't resist tweeting and Facebooking and Instagramming their vote. That's not necessarily a good thing for our democracy.
Apple's employees aren't big political givers--maybe because of a legacy Steve Jobs left.
Michael Saylor, The Id of Web 2.0
October 26, 2012
On a recent Friday morning, Michael Saylor appeared before a think-tank audience to cheerfully predict the end of the world. Newspapers and televisions? Obsolete in a smartphone-enhanced future. Banks and wallets? Ditto. Textbooks? About to “dematerialize.” Also doomed: Algebra teachers. "We need to eliminate every one of those algebra teacher jobs," Saylor said, waving his iPhone like a wand. "Instead of five hundred thousand average algebra teachers, we need one good algebra teacher.
Can You Really Watch a Debate and Tweet It at the Same Time?
October 22, 2012
Are journalists really paying attention to what candidates say, or are they too distracted? The neuroscience behind media multi-tasking.
An App to Make Campaign Workers Act Normal
October 15, 2012
Want to encourage campaign workers to eat dinner and breathe? There's an app for that.
North Carolina's Research Triangle Park was a cutting edge workplace, in the 1950s. Now, people don't even want to show up for work. Can it be fixed?