Monthly Archives: December 2016

Fuck 2016: An ode to all that is awful

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2016 was the Gregorian calendar’s version of venereal disease. Dropping a glorified disco ball and shouting ‘Happy New Year’ will ease the symptoms, but like VD you’ll never shake the feeling that fewer bad decisions could have kept it from happening in the first place. Unfortunately, they don’t make prophylactics Read More

TNW’s tech person of the year

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How many problems can one man try to solve in a year? What if the problems aren’t your garden variety problems – like a broken faucet − but rather the earth’s most serious and existential problems? Maybe one? What if the problems are fossil fuel dependence, global warming, the future Read More

TNW’s tech person of the year

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How many problems can one man try to solve in a year? What if the problems aren’t your garden variety problems – like a broken faucet − but rather the earth’s most serious and existential problems? Maybe one? What if the problems are fossil fuel dependence, global warming, the future Read More

8 things that disappeared in 2016

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Each year new technologies, companies, and social and political forces displace and disrupt old technologies, companies, and ideas. In the 1920s and 1930s the car displaced the horse, in 1996 DVDs replaced the VCR, in 2010 Netflix pushed Blockbuster into bankruptcy and slowly replaced the DVD too, in 2008 digital Read More

9 tech resolutions for 2017

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Another year, another declaration of resolutions. From getting healthy to volunteering more, people use the new year as a reason to start over or just plain start doing something. In fact, 45 percent of Americans usually make at least one resolution. Sadly, only whopping eight percent will actually be successful Read More