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100 Ideas That Changed the Web
100 Ideas That Changed the Web

From the mouse to the GIF, by way of the long tail and technology’s forgotten female pioneers.

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Reconfiguring Reality: An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, John Maeda, Kevin Kelly, John Baldessari, and Other Icons
Reconfiguring Reality: An Atlas of Alternative Maps by Ed Ruscha, Yoko Ono, Damien Hirst, John Maeda, Kevin Kelly, John Baldessari, and Other Icons

“Maps are errors to arrive at truth.”

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The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels: How Mathematician and Black Jack Wizard Claude Shannon Ignited the Information Age
The Man Who Turned Paper into Pixels: How Mathematician and Black Jack Wizard Claude Shannon Ignited the Information Age

How the most important man you never heard of laid the groundwork for the digital world.

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Susan Sontag on the Crucial Difference Between Being in the Middle and Being at the Center
Susan Sontag on the Crucial Difference Between Being in the Middle and Being at the Center

Why true neutrality is not an abstinence from taking sides of but an act of compassion.

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A Brief History of the Toilet
A Brief History of the Toilet

How the most appropriately named inventor in history saved humanity from a centuries-long crisis.

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How William Gibson Coined “Cyberspace”
How William Gibson Coined “Cyberspace”

The moment when fragments of reality were “mushed together” to describe a new realm.

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July 18, 1992: The First Photo Uploaded to the Web, of CERN’s All-Girl Science Rock Band
July 18, 1992: The First Photo Uploaded to the Web, of CERN’s All-Girl Science Rock Band

Love and science set to song, from quarks to colliders.

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How to Get Rich: Paul Graham on Money vs. Wealth
How to Get Rich: Paul Graham on Money vs. Wealth

Debunking the pie fallacy, or why there’s more to success than giving people what they want.

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The Birth of the Information Age: How Paul Otlet’s Vision for Cataloging and Connecting Humanity Shaped Our World
The Birth of the Information Age: How Paul Otlet’s Vision for Cataloging and Connecting Humanity Shaped Our World

“Everyone from his armchair will be able to contemplate creation, in whole or in certain parts.”

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Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society
Isaac Asimov on the Thrill of Lifelong Learning, Science vs. Religion, and the Role of Science Fiction in Advancing Society

“It’s insulting to imply that only a system of rewards and punishments can keep you a decent human being.”

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