All My Friends Live In My Phone and So Do I Part IV: The Anxious and the Bored

Without delving into senseless techno-pessimism or generational abstractions, we have to ask what this technology is doing to us, and how it structures our lives.

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All My Friends Live In My Phone and So Do I Part III: Two Houses

The establishment of the new role, the consumer of computers for the home, was only made possible by the proliferation of new form factors and roles for computers.

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All My Friends Live In My Phone and So Do I Part II: A Genealogy of Silicon

Computers were fun once. They were fun in the way that rally cars are fun: for the people who got deeply into them, the real joy derived from learning how they worked.

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All My Friends Live in My Phone and So Do I Part I: Irresistible Impulse

Very recently I found myself adrift, a ghost untethered from the world. I had lost my phone.

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No Apocalypse

  by Michael Malloy (Twitter: @malloy_online) The world as we know it—the world of plastics, of cheap consumer goods, of the Internet—exists on a floated loan from the primordial past: a loan that has been silently accumulating interest. Our creditor, however, has not yet come to collect, and our deferments stretch on for lifetimes. We…

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