“James Bridle’s Ways of Being wants us to take a fresh look at nature’s intelligence.”
‘It Changed the World’: 50 Years On, the Story of Pong’s Bay Area Origins
“How Atari created the world’s most famous video game.”
The Twisted Life of Clippy
In the 1990s, Microsoft created a virtual assistant in Microsoft Office that users found annoying — so it was swiftly retired. For Seattle Met, Benjamin Cassidy recounts the history of an unloved and doomed office assistant that has lived on in pop and nerd culture. These days, an annoying Word creature might seem eminently tolerable […]
The Jessica Simulation: Love and Loss in the Age of A.I.
“The death of the woman he loved was too much to bear. Could a mysterious website allow him to speak with her once more?”
Meet the Mystery Woman Who Mastered IBM’s 5,400-Character Chinese Typewriter
“Lois Lew operated the improbable, ill-fated machine with aplomb in presentations from Manhattan to Shanghai. 70-plus years later, she’s telling her story.”
Why Am I Sp Bad At Typign?
“To solve my typos, I had to become a typo.”
The Code That Controls Your Money
COBOL, an old coding language that not many people know about, controls the world’s financial systems.