Tag Archives: John Seabrook

Nov. 16, 2015 The New Yorker

On Nov. 16, 2015 The New Yorker’s Jill Lepore wrote “Politics And The New Machine” about the history and increasing inaccuracy of political polls in American politics.

Michael Specter wrote “The Gene Hackers” about DNA scientists fighting disease using clustered regularly interlaced short palindromic repeats called CRISPR to “recognize invading viruses”.

John Seabrook wrote “The Invisible Library” about recover lost documents from Herculaneum scrolls. Many great works have been lost to history from the collapse of civilizations. Through accident or design some scrolls survive. It is fascinating that a 2000 year old Roman philosopher’s scroll who postulated that the world is made of atoms should be rediscovered by scientists using a particle accelerator based on his own theory. Profound karma. Makes you wonder how to ensure your work survives. One strategy is to widely distribute lots of copies in many kinds of media.

Copyright 2015 DJ Cline All rights reserved.

Jan. 16, 2012 The New Yorker

On Jan. 16, 2012 The New Yorker’s James Surowiecki wrote “Year Of The Yo-Yo” about how market volatility is good for traders but lousy for ordinary people. “the only way to win the games is not to play.

John Seabrook wrote “Streaming Dreams” about the history of YouTube and the increasing amount of professional content.

Copyright 2012 DJ Cline All rights reserved.