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How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

January 25th, 2019 at 1:22 pm » Comments Off

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg. In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a particular subject will no longer […]



The Woman Who Smashed Codes: The Untold Story of Cryptography Pioneer Elizebeth Friedman

September 25th, 2018 at 10:24 am » Comments Off

  How an unsung heroine established a new field of science and helped defeat the Nazis with pencil, paper, and perseverance. While computing pioneer Alan Turing was breaking Nazi communication in England, eleven thousand women, unbeknownst to their contemporaries and to most of us who constitute their posterity, were breaking enemy code in America — […]



News flash:It’s about the skill set, not the suit or the degree

August 8th, 2018 at 11:07 am » Comments Off

High School failed me. As a high school dropout, I knew I was taking a risk by rejecting the ‘normal route’ and knew I always wanted to be in the business world. During one assignment in my computer class, I did not show up in a suit and tie for the presentation. The teacher docked […]



Should software engineers care about ethics

May 7th, 2018 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

It’s time for engineers to hold themselves accountable. In his essay, “Design’s Lost Generation,” Mike Monteiro describes how he shocked a crowd of designers at a San Francisco tech conference by suggesting design — like medicine, law, and even driving — should be regulated:



Indie game publishers are the new indie rock labels

April 11th, 2018 at 1:34 pm » Comments Off

A new wave of boutique publishers is helping indies create better games. In 2008, Vivendi, the parent company of Sierra Entertainment, merged with game publisher Activision. The result was a new, monolithic corporation called Activision Blizzard, that was now home to some of the biggest games in the world, like Call of Duty and World […]



The Coming Era of AI enhanced Super Humans