Adrienne LaFrance, “The US Army Says It Can Teleport Quantum Data Now, Too.”
Joe Veix, “Top Tweets from the CIA.”
Adrienne LaFrance, “The Promise of a New Internet” and “Facebook is Expanding the Way It Tracks You and Your Data.”
Robinson Meyer, “Google Owns a Satellite Now.”
According to Tim Parks, in “Reading: The Struggle,” it is really hard to read today. I wish someone would talk to me before making such claims. . . .
Andrew Leonard, “Andrew Ross Sorkin’s Vision of the Future is Terrifying.”
And some good news in hyperarchivalism: the entire Jade Tree catalog just became available for streaming. Avail, Cap’n Jazz, Denali, Jets to Brazil, Lifetime, Milemarker, Pedro the Lion, The Promise Ring, These Arms Are Snakes, The Turing Machine, et cetera. My youth in miniature.
John Cassidy, “The Iraq Mess: Place Blame Where It Is Deserved.”
Nafeez Ahmed, “Pentagon Preparing for Mass Civil Breakdown.”
US Literature and Culture
The forthcoming issue of Critical Inquiry, edited by Patrick Jagoda and Hillary Chute, is a special issue devoted to many different media formats and looks fascinating.
Christopher Orr, “The Meta Delights of 22 Jump Street.”
Humanities and Higher Education
Some of the most worrying education news in months: Jennifer Medina, “Judge Rejects Teacher Tenure for California.”
Diane Ravitch, “Making Schools Poor.”
Wait, no they won’t! James Pulizzi, “In the Near Future, Only Very Wealthy Colleges Will Have English Departments.” (Or, the title of this piece on the URL: “The Advent of Digital Humanities Will Make English Departments Pointless.) This is about as thoughtful and reasoned as it sounds. . . .
This (kind of ridiculous) job description was making the rounds last week, and Rebecca J. Rosen got hold of it: “A Job Description Written for Exactly One Person.” The person is Michael S. Malone.
Annalee Newitz, “Here’s NASA’s New Design for a Warp Drive Ship.”
Harry Stevens, “Where Life Is: The Search for a Planet Like Ours.”
Andy Coghlan, “Massive ‘Ocean’ Discovered Towards Earth’s Core.”