Weekend Edition: 6-18

Interesting Reading in the Interweb Tubes

  • Invasion of the body hackers (“Footsteps, sweat, caffeine, memories, stress, even sex and dating habits – it can all be calculated and scored like a baseball batting average. And if there isn’t already an app or a device for tracking it, one will probably appear in the next few years.”) (via)
  • A field guide to bullshit (“But the more we rely on mystery to get us out of intellectual trouble, or the more we use it as a carpet under which to sweep inconvenient facts, the more vulnerable we are to deceit, by others and by ourselves.”) (also via)

Bookish Linkage

Nonbookish Linkage

The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense.

Tom Clancy

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