Monthly Archives: August 2009

Attribution Is a Two-Way Street

To add to yesterday’s post about the WaPo/Gawker spat, Spencer Ackerman offers another example of a blogger breaking a story that got picked up without attribution by numerous mainstream media outlets: This is the fault of an outdated newspaper convention … Continue reading

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Journalism and the Arrogance of Power

This week’s link-bait champion is a story by the Washington Post‘s Ian Shapira. Last month, Shapira wrote a profile of a “generational guru” named Anne Loehr who charges corporate executives hundreds of dollars an hour to dispense platitudes about today’s … Continue reading

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Charles Darwin: Bottom-up Thinker

So why is the blog called “bottom-up?” One of the central themes of the blog will be a contrast between two styles of thinking, which I’ll call “top-down” and “bottom-up.” I’ll argue that top-down thinking comes more naturally to people, … Continue reading

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Blogging from the Bottom Up

Thanks for reading my new blog, Bottom-Up! If you’re not familiar with my past work, I’m a grad student in computer science at Princeton and a sometime writer with a focus on technology policy. Over the last five years or … Continue reading

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