Tag Archives: Google

Notebook

Leipzig dominated the conversation at the Steinitzes yesterday. A married sister of the wife lives there. When the warning came, the couple ran down to the cellar, the bombs started exploding, and most of their house collapsed. They were rescued, … Continue reading

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Distractions, distractions

Should tech companies be doing more to stop us from becoming addicted to our apps? In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Jacob Weisberg introduces us to an ex-Google engineer who thinks we all need help:

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Sturm

Google put a very clever graphic of Ludwig van B on their home page today in honour of his 245th birthday (or baptism, strictly speaking.) Schroeder would have approved.

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Future format?

Mickey Kaus, one of the pioneers of political blogging, is trying out a new Twitterized set-up. Not because he’s wildly enthusiastic about the T-word, but because it offers hope of getting back to the spirit of the good old days:  

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Will the robots eat our jobs?

 Intelligence Squared are playing host to Walter Isaacson & Co in Westminster tonight, debating whether the age of automation is going to liberate us or wipe out whole professions. (£30 seems a lot to charge for a ticket, but maybe … Continue reading

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