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Steven Johnson
Author. (Ten books.) Occasional 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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Steven Johnson 13h
Yes, do check it out! Also, brilliant illustration for the piece.
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Steven Johnson 19h
This passage makes it clear that I am pitching the wrong kinds of stories to and the . I watched many hours of late-night Tony Robbins infomercials in my grad school years. They were weirdly hypnotic.
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Steven Johnson 19h
You had me at “seven beamforming tweeters.”
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Steven Johnson 20h
“Mr. Musk will be paid only if he reaches a series of jaw-dropping milestones based on the company’s market value and operations. Otherwise, he will be paid nothing.”
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Nick Confessore Jan 22
Me: “You should read this Bitcoin story in the magazine.” Wife: “Should I read it right now?” 11-year-old: “Should I invest in Bitcoin?” Me & wife: “No!”
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Steven Johnson Jan 22
My new Wired piece on Cloudflare’s battle with Daily Stormer is partially about free speech in an era dominated by Big Tech platforms. It's also an in-depth look at a company wrestling with a complex decision with political, ethical and commercial impact.
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Jeremy Poxon Jan 21
woh, this foucault biopic looks off the chain
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Steven Johnson Jan 21
Replying to @ClaraJeffery
And as for her being 26 -- the inventor of Ethereum is 23!!! (Oh man, I am so old.)
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Steven Johnson Jan 21
Replying to @ClaraJeffery
Good point about the gender ratios in crypto (though interestingly a couple of folks have said to me that there are a lot of women in the scene, and the piece should have reflected that.) But Gutterman has two other key quotes about health data and security, not just coffee.
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Clara Jeffery Jan 21
Replying to @stevenbjohnson
I wish, however, that had at least touched on the fact that the bitcoin/blockchain universe is overwhelmingly male, even for tech. If it is to be the utopian restoration of internet, that needs to change.
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Steven Johnson Jan 21
The new Brooklyn.
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Steven Johnson Jan 21
Fascinating thread from (no surprise) but focused entirely on Bitcoin as currency (which I agree has many problems.) The real use case for blockchain is as a way of igniting new open protocols. It may not work, of course, but that's where it could clearly be useful.
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Steven Johnson Jan 21
Done! Was meaning to for a while now. Long-time fan of Azeem's work!
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Steven Johnson Jan 21
My cover story today on the blockchain and the Internet's future is heavily indebted to two magnificent books: The Master Switch by , which I quote in the piece, and Code by , which is not cited but is all over the closing lines
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Joy Reid Jan 19
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Steven Johnson Jan 20
If this happens as described here, it will be one of the defining stories of Trump's presidency. The will be epic. It'll be our Chicago '68. Terrifying on multiple levels. Let's hope the White House blinks.
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Steven Johnson Jan 20
Replying to @dickc @NYTmag
ah, you are too kind. thank you.
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Steven Johnson Jan 20
Replying to @rstoddard
Might be a three-cup read. it's long!
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Rufus  Griscom Jan 20
In one fell swoop today's nyt mag cover story by explains and resolves 3 befuddling memes -- can we trust social networks, will tech continue to concentrate wealth, and what the hell is this blockchain thing? Hopeful and perfectly timed -
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Steven Johnson Jan 20
Never gets old seeing your cover story in print for the first time. Thanks to the for giving me so much room to explore the blockchain world and its future.
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