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David Streitfeld
"Would that we scrutinized our technology the way we do our people" -- David Foster Wallace, "The Pale King"
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Rachel Ardwyth 🐝 Feb 4
Everybody wants to be a reality show star, and the easiest way to stand out is to be toxic.
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Lee J. Carter Feb 7
The budget priorities of in a nutshell: Reducing teacher pay raises by $35million and setting aside $34million for Amazon.
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Michael Röbbins Feb 4
I started a Philip K. Dick novel but realized I'm not in the mood for realism
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David Streitfeld Feb 4
Not dead yet, but on life support
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David Streitfeld Jan 30
Reupping this, in light of FB saying today it added 1 million new North American users in Q4.
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David Streitfeld Jan 16
the last line, especially
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David Streitfeld Jan 14
"If this fight for public education in Los Angeles fails, it will consign the luster of California schools to an ever more distant memory."
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David Streitfeld Jan 9
AMZN was flat today, despite it being a relatively good day for the market. The news about Jeff Bezos’ divorce seems to have reminded a few investors that the world’s most valuable corporation is in the hands of one man, and he’s human like the rest of us.
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David Streitfeld Jan 4
Replying to @Miriam_Ellis_
fair enough, but do those things have to be linked? i see how it could be read that way, but maybe the companies could allay fears by being, say, more transparent AND do worthwhile things with their vast supplies of cash
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Lee Eils, Ph.D. Jan 3
You have written a great sentence - "It’s an artist’s dream: a story the audience can never escape.” - in a great story. I thank you and will use your words in an art folio I publish to enhance words graphically. It’s wordography.
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Ken Smith Dec 30
Looking for the “I have to stop for coffee anyway, so where’s the nearest independent bookstore on this route?” app...
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Thad McIlroy Dec 29
Interactive filmmaking is simple to mock. Are we now going to have “Mary Poppins” where the nanny dismembers the children with a hacksaw?
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Book Post Dec 22
. remembers “the forgotten woman of literature”
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Glenn Kelman Dec 20
.'s soft spot for lonely, unsparing writers comes out in this heartbreaking obituary of Gertrude Beasley, a woman who died in an asylum, having published a memoir that Bertrand Russell described as "truthful, which is illegal."
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David Streitfeld Dec 20
Replying to @jackshafer @jswatz
Jack: There is a rumor -- probably unconfirmable at this date -- that Beasley's boss, William Randolph Hearst, had her committed. Have you ever heard of editors doing that? (No jokes!)
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Valerie Stivers Dec 19
Another angry country girl committed and killed. Heartbreaking obit on by
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John Schwartz Dec 19
“She was without funds, a woman with no husband, and abrasive. It was easier just to put her away.” An amazing "Overlooked" obit from
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Kashmir Hill Dec 18
Replying to @kashhill
This new NYT report sheds light on how Amazon may have determined book reviewers were connected to a book’s author
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David Streitfeld Dec 19
I've got another book for you .... it has the most over the top beginning of any book i've ever read, ever
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Paul Holdengraber Dec 7
“bad writing is destroying the quality of our suffering.” Tom Waits, born on this day in 1949
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