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Steven Johnson
Author. (Nine books.) Now TV host. (How We Got To Now, on PBS/BBC.) Startup creator. (FEED, outside.in.) Dad. (Three boys.) Husband. (One wife.)
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Doug McLean Nov 17
Wonderland is an enjoyably eye-opening read. Highly recommended.
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Caught on CCTV 🔞 Nov 17
Boston Dynamics first humanoid prototype takes its first solo trip to the store.
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Steven Johnson Nov 17
How did bone flutes, 9th-century Baghdad engineers, and toy robots lead to the invention of the computer? Answers here in this special animated talk we did last year, inspired by my book, Wonderland, out in paper this week!
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Steven Johnson Nov 17
Replying to @amyleesterling @hmason
Conveniently out in paperback this week! (Glad you enjoyed it!)
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Long Now Nov 15
Steven talks about visiting in Mountain View, CA, where he plays with one of its creators: Steve "Slug" Russell. described the same thing in his singular style during a 02015 talk
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Long Now Nov 15
Replying to @stevenbjohnson
In his book Wonderland discusses and Stewart's article (as part of how "Play Made The Modern World"). He also interviewed Stewart for his podcast: /2
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Long Now Nov 15
It's not Thursday, but since it came up in 's presentation last night, here's a flashback thread on . In 01972, as Mike noted, wrote up this dawn of graphical computer games in /1
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Steven Johnson Nov 15
Replying to @erikhanberg
No! And in fact, I was looking for something exactly like that. Will definitely check it out.
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IDEA Pharma Nov 15
If any one of you has not read this book, and want to talk to me about innovation, I’m going to ask you to take a few enjoyable days first…
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Steven Johnson Nov 15
My book Wonderland is just out in paperback, so I’ll be tweeting about it for the next few days. The failing NY Times said it made “a swashbuckling argument for the centrality of recreation to all of human history. The book is a house of wonders itself.”
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Ken Jennings Nov 14
Love this new Black Mirror episode where your health care shuts off if you don't make a dozen phone calls to Senate offices every three months.
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Riverhead Books Nov 14
Need an excuse to set aside more play time? It turns out delight also drives innovation! Learn more in 's WONDERLAND: How Play Made the Modern World—out in paperback today:
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Christopher Mims🤳 Nov 14
What does universal basic income do for poor kids? It makes them indistinguishable, on behavioral measures, from children who have never been poor. It also reduces drug addiction.
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Steven Johnson Nov 14
A review of my book Wonderland -- out in paperback today! -- that I somehow missed last year.
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John Greathouse Nov 11
My latest : How Hitler's Fear Of Assassination Led To The Beatles' Abbey Road
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Steven Johnson Nov 12
Sobering (and fascinating) account of the threat posed by global pandemics: “Every expert interviewed for this series said that a major pandemic is not only likely, but perilously imminent.”
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sanjana Nov 11
I have a chrome extension that makes all of trump's tweets seem like they were written in crayon. This one is just a little too real for my taste.
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dick costolo Nov 11
Listen, if you’re gonna spell “they’re” as “there” then AT LEAST spell it “haterz and foolz”
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Matthew Yglesias Nov 10
This is crucial. It’s true that *on average* there’s a tax cut. But a quarter of families get a tax hike. That’s a heck of an achievement in a bill that also increases the deficit.
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Steven Johnson Nov 10
Nice review of the Ghost Map story, putting it in the context of modern disease mapping, from Sidewalk Labs…
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