Let's Ditch the Dangerous Idea That Life is a Story

... many of us aren’t Narrative in this sense. We’re naturally – deeply – non-Narrative. We’re anti-Narrative by fundamental constitution. It’s not just that the deliverances of memory are, for us, hopelessly piecemeal and disordered, even when we’re »

Journalling as Memory-Replacement

"I had a 15-minute short-term memory, like Dory the fish in Finding Nemo," Lee wrote in a Buzzfeed essay chronicling her experience. "My doctors instructed me to log happenings with timestamps in my Moleskine journal. That, they said, would be »

Digital Natives Know Nothing

It's pretty shocking how tech-illiterate the "digital native" generation is. They're no better than previous generations with computers. They don't understand computers better for having grown up with them, they take them for granted. They can snapchat and tweet, but »

Russian Hackers Have a Fix on Casino PRNGs

the operatives use their phones to record about two dozen spins on a game they aim to cheat. They upload that footage to a technical staff in St. Petersburg, who analyze the video and calculate the machine’s pattern based »