Society and technology

Quote of the week

The state of computer literacy is hopeless and I see no signs that the public will become better educated. It’s too bad—John C. Dvorak at PCMag

Backstabbing by computer

Source: Wall Street Journal

Memories of things past

Source: The New Yorker

Five more interesting articles

The end of ownership: The zero-marginal-cost economySociety is undergoing tremendous change right now — those of us who enjoy services like Uber and Kickstarter are experiencing it firsthand. The sharing and collaboration practices of the internet are extending to transportation (Uber), hotels (Airbnb), financing (Kickstarter, LendingClub), music services (Spotify) and even software development (Linux, Drupal). […]

The Internet then and the Internet now

Source: Re/Code