Why do people buy things they "don't need"? And why should we care? (Be sure to read to the end.)
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January 2023

Do-it-yourself crafts only exist when you no longer have to do everything yourself.
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There are no guarantees, and what matters in the long run may not be what you think.
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December 2022

I've been in a chicken-packing plant and, believe me, the prospect of growing meat from cells is progress, not "woke propaganda."
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And a new essay on meat grown from cells.
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Who should get my books? And other, less self-interested ideas.
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ChatGPT portends huge productivity increases and major disruptions in any enterprise in which writing matters. Also, animation..
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ChatGPT writes rhymes, not poetry—and doesn’t know the difference.
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Some interesting digressions that didn't make it into the published version.
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November 2022

Be thankful that textiles have changed the fabric of living.
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A private space for us to converse and connect
Meaning has become a source of economic value, transforming the value-neutral marketplace into a competition among ideas.
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