RJ Vogt

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The Fate Of The Internet Is The Story, Not Edward Snowden

In a way, it doesn't matter why the media lost the scent. What matters is that they did. So as a public service, let us summarise what Snowden has achieved thus far.<p>Without him, we would not know how the National Security Agency (NSA) had been able to access the emails, Facebook accounts and videos …

Surveillance

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Why Writers Write: George Orwell on the Four Universal Motives for Creative Work

Literary legend Eric Arthur Blair, better known as <b>George Orwell</b> (June 25, 1903–January 21, 1950), remains best remembered for authoring the cult-classics <i>Animal Farm</i> and <i>Nineteen Eighty-Four</i>, but he was also a formidable, masterful essayist. Among his finest short-form feats is the 1946 essay <b>Why I</b> …

Original Mad Man David Ogilvy on the 10 Qualities of Creative Leaders

Long before the listicle epidemic of the social web, 11th-century Japanese courtesan Sei Shanagon, the world’s first “blogger,” enumerated 7 rare things in life, beloved novelist Umberto Eco asserted the list was the origin of culture, and the inimitable Susan Sontag reflected on why lists appeal …

Rocksteady XS 1.5 Speaker

As we become more mobile as a whole culture, technology continues to adapt along with us. From waterproof smartphones to airplay-enabled audio systems, most every tech company worth noting is launching portable speakers to compete with category veterans like Jambox. The latest to make its way to CH …

Video: Take A Surreal 1,000 MPH Train Ride Through Tokyo

I have no clue how quickly this clip zooms its way across Tokyo, but from a timelapse camera strapped on the front of an automated Yurikamome train, it looks unbelievably fast–CGI fast, mixed with a fluidity of movement that seems far beyond the bounds of bumpy reality.<p>Of course, trains do run on …

A Workbook Of Simple Tasks For Sparking Your Creative Process

The folks behind Conditional Design want you to experiment in structured ways.<p>Good ideas can arrive (seemingly) in an instant or may emerge after a hard-fought battle between right brain, left brain, and reality. But even people who are blessed with a fertile imagination can benefit from a change …

The doubt essential to faith

When Lesley Hazleton was writing a biography of Muhammad, she was struck by something: The night he received the revelation of the Koran, according …

Chicken Dinners: Chicken, Vegetable, and Ricotta Frittata

If you're looking for a good "use it up" sort of meal, nothing beats a frittata. A frittata is basically a giant oven-baked omelette filled with lots of stuff (or a crustless quiche). Usually it starts on the stove and ends in the oven, where it develops a nice, golden finish. A frittata always …

Roasted Asparagus Caprese Melts with Balsamic Reduction and Fried Egg

Monday deserves simple food. Simple delicious food.<p>Especially the Monday after St. Patrick’s Day. Simple is good. Quick is good. Easy is awesome.<p>Does …

Spices

The McLaughlin Group Taught Me More About Human Interaction Than Any Other Show

R.I.P. John McLaughlin.<p><i>John McLaughlin has passed away at the age of 89. Here, reprinted in full, is Chuck Klosterman's excellent 2008 essay on McLaughlin's namesake show.</i><p><i>The McLaughlin Group</i> has been on television for twenty-six years. I began watching it in 1986. I can't think of any program that …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

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60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Productivity