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  • 9 years ago

    On July 12, 2005, Kyle MacDonald posted an ambitious request on Craigslist: He wanted to trade a single red paperclip (oneredpaperclip.blogspot.com) for something of slightly greater value, to be traded in turn for something better, then something...

  • 9 years ago

    Oh, sure, no harm in spending your Fourth of July rooting for one former Axis power or another in the world semifinals of un-American football, but sorry, a few of us just don't get what's so corny about 230*** years of freedom, and we spent this ...

  • 9 years ago

    Is there anyone within shouting distance of a Wi-Fi connection who doesn't already know that Google is taking over the universe? Maybe not. Even so, you'd think a few more headlines would have heralded the recent news that Google has launched its ...

  • 9 years ago

    Narcissists of the world, check it out: The folks at Ether (ether.com) seem to think you have something extra important to tell the world. "Sell what you say," they propose—on the bold assumption you have anything to say worth paying money to...

  • 9 years ago

    The year is 2011: John McCain is president, the war on terror slogs on, and the mainstream media officially refer to suicide bombings as "homicide bombings." Meanwhile, back in the 'hood, Williamsburg's last surviving bodega has been declared an A...

  • 9 years ago

    Whip-smart media theorist McKenzie Wark is no yippie anarchist (too much Marx, McLuhan, and tenure in him for that), but his provocative new book in progress G4M3R 7H30RY (futureofthebook.org/ gamertheory) does give him at least one thing in commo...

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