By Amber Healy It is unreasonable to try to hold internet service providers (ISPs) responsible for the content a subscriber uses or downloads — even if that content has been pirated or […]
Then they fight you: DNC shuts down Sanders campaign
Recently, the private company that manages data for the DNC suspended the Sanders campaign’s access to their own voter data. Ostensibly, this is because the Sanders campaign accessed data exclusively owned by […]
My brief, wonderful life without Facebook
I caught a cold last week. So I missed several days of scrolling endlessly and mostly fruitlessly on Facebook. My world, sans Facebook, did not end. The sky did not collapse upon […]
Changing science fiction, changing the world: Scholars & Rogues honors William Gibson
I have been known to say that William Gibson is arguably the most important author of the past 30 years. That’s a mouthful of an assertion, especially since we’re talking about a […]
5280 Lens Mafia launches: if you appreciate photography, give it a look
Scholars & Rogues would like to introduce everyone to our new sister site, 5280 Lens Mafia, a photo blog that officially launches today.
The Tech Curmudgeon – Steve Jobsophilia
S&R’s Tech Curmudgeon looks at people who are more important to technology than Steve Jobs could have ever been in his (or his true believers) wildest fantasies.
Zuckerberg is not your savior
After the Iranian elections, the Department of State formally asked Twitter to postpone scheduled maintenance so that Iranian activists could continue to tweet each other and the outside world. The internet will, […]
Nota Bene #117: Wake Up!
“Hollywood is so crooked that Mafia gangsters are entirely outclassed and don’t stand a chance. People in Hollywood are smarter. They have more sophisticated knowledge of money and deals and how to […]
Nota Bene #116: Long Live Elena Pavlichenko
“I think women rule the world and that no man has ever done anything that a woman either hasn’t allowed him to do or encouraged him to do.” Who said it?
Nota Bene #113: Seth's Near-Death
“Ordinary life is pretty complex stuff.” Who said it?