From the story “I’m a 13-year-old girl, and I want to shoot handguns in Iowa” in the Des Moines Register: “I’m fighting because it’s my parents’ right to decide when I am ready to shoot, not the government’s. My parents are raising me, they know me better and what’s right for me. My parents stand by […]

This is adapted from a Reddit thread (shout out to my homeboys in /r/ethereum). It is a follow-on from an earlier piece, Against Tokens. Warning: this blog post is long. Today brings us a paper, written by Coin Center and Debevoise & Plimpton, and sponsored by Coinbase, USV, Coin Center and ConsenSys, which explores the question […]

“Lost in the World” by Moby. High Art.

Outstanding bit of legal writing by Kyle Mitchell: First, “including without limitation” is a legal antipattern. It crops up in any number of flavors: “including, without limitation” “including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing” “including, but not limited to” many, many pointless variations All of these share a common purpose, and they all fail […]

Algorithmic, formula-driven music was the topic of a much longer (2200-word) post I wrote this weekend. Now Apple gives us unashamedly algorithmic photography, to take all the work out of creating an interesting picture. So now twentysomethings can not only make people think they’re having far more fun than they really are on Instagram, they […]