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The Man Who Would Teach Machines to Think

Douglas Hofstadter, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Gödel, Escher, Bach, thinks we've lost sight of what artificial intelligence really means. His stubborn quest to replicate the human mind.

Oct 2013
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Are Coders Worth It?

In today's world, web developers have it all: money, perks, freedom, respect. But is there value in what we do?

Jun 2013
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The Paradox of Going Outside

How do you go into the wild without going “Into the Wild”?

Dec 2012
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Learning about Work Ethic from My High School Driving Instructor

Bob of the Easy Method Driving School has spent his entire life teaching his students how to drive—and there’s nothing he loves to do more.

Nov 2011
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How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code

The programming website Project Euler provides a plan for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps.
Jun 2011
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Why Learning to Fly (or Code) Is Easier than You Think

Jan 2011
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On the Floor Laughing: Traders Are Having a New Kind of Fun

The modern trader is playing the most sophisticated, dynamic, immersive game in the world. Here’s how it works—and why your job might be the next to turn into a massively multiplayer experience.

May 2011