Tech

All Over But the Shouting

The campaign against Mozilla's CEO was the height of intolerance

Why is it now insufficient to debate our adversaries and coexist with them? Why must we now shame, censure, silence? 

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What Zuckerberg Hath Wrought

The tech-world teenyboppers who are gobbling up millions

READ: Noam Scheiber on The Brutal Ageism of Silicon Valley

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The Brutal Ageism of Tech

Years of experience, plenty of talent, completely obsolete


A behind-the-scenes report from the most ageist place in America: Silicon Valley.

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In our new cover story, senior editor Noam Scheiber reports from "one of the most ageist places in America"—Silicon Valley, where "it’s better to be perceived as naïve and immature than to have voted in the 1980s." Over the past eight months, Scheiber talked to engineers, entrepreneurs, moneymen, and cosmetic surgeons about the tech world's youth fetish, and what it means for the highly-trained, objectively talented older workers shunted to the margins, and for American innovation. The story goes online Sunday night. 

Our Naive "Innovation" Fetish

Left, right, and center—everyone loves the buzzword of modern America

Left, right, and center all celebrate "innovation," as if it were a substitute for having real policies to harness technology.

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The last year has been ugly, but the U.S. has been a basically good steward of the Internet. What follows may not be so good.

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SXSW Grants Edward Snowden Immunity From Tough Questions

A softball interview did the leaker no favors

The leaker is granted immunity (from tough questions)

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Can't Work, Must Chat

Do you gossip too much on Gchat? Blame the open office

How Internet chat made everyone's jobs impossible.

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The Mindfulness Racket

The evangelists of unplugging might just have another agenda

In yet another sign that the new age lingo of the 1960s is still very much with us, “mindfulness” has become the new “sustainability”: No one quite knows what it is, but everyone seems to be for it.

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Assessing Google's drones, thermostats, mechanical cheetahs and more.

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