A History of the Free School Movement, Reborn

Here’s a quirky story with a happy ending. In April 2007, I wrote a blog post about the Internet’s ‘long tail.” A researcher had found me online and requested a copy of my college thesis — a long tail request if ever there was one. Flattered, I posted the thesis on my blog, where it […]

Living off the Land for 36 Hours

Four friends and I went upstate for a wilderness trip, with one central rule — for 36 hours, we could eat only what we foraged, fished or hunted.

Lessons From Go (and Spectangle?)

The most universally appealing games blend strategy, luck and secrecy. What can we learn from those that are strategy only, like Chess, Go and … Spectangle?