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May 19, 2014 The New Yorker

On May 19, 2014, The New Yorker magazine’s James Surowiecki wrote “Epic Fails of the Startup World” about how entrepreneurs tend to be over confident or optimistic about the likely success of their startup companies. Failing has become a cult in Silicon Valley. Past failure may predict future failure. Most may try but few will succeed.

Alec Wilkinson wrote “A Voice from the Past” about Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory Prof. Carl Haber’s efforts to salvage and restore old audio recordings. Essentially they scan old wax cylinders, paper player piano rolls and ceramic records and create new digital sound files.

Dale Russakoff wrote “Schooled” about how Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie tried to improve the Newark public schools.

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