In case you missed it last night, here’s Frontline’s “Two American Families,” which tracked two families in Milwaukee over two decades.
Playlist: 5 Pioneering Computer Demos, featuring MIT, Stanford and Xerox
Mark Armstrong is the founder of Longreads and editorial director for Pocket. Last week we lost a pioneer of early computing, Doug Engelbart, and Tom Foremski has an excellent short backstory about the inventor of the mouse. It was Engelbart’s 1968 demo of computer graphical user interfaces that inspired everything we now use today—yet despite his […]
Our friend Mike Deri Smith has launched a new site, inspired by Longreads, for finding and sharing great videos over 3 minutes— @watchlongviews and #longviews. We asked him to share a pick from this past week’s selections, and give us some backstory on the site: “I read all day every day so when I want to […]