Monthly Archives: August 2010

High Modernism in China

At the urging of several readers, I’m now reading James C. Scott’s Seeing Like a State, which is a critique of what Scott calls “high modernism”: the kind of “clean slate” thinking that so enthused Western elites during the 20th … Continue reading

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Android as a Bottom-Up Platform

Over at Ars Technica, John Siracusa has a good summary of the state of the mobile market. Google’s Android operating system has been firing on all cylinders recently. Some analysts have Android-based phones taking the lead in sales in recent … Continue reading

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Chat Tomorrow with Special Guest Reihan Salam

Tomorrow evening I’ll be doing another Envolve chat, and I’m excited that we’ll have a special guest. My friend Reihan Salam is a blogger for National Review, a columnist for Forbes, a fellow at the New America Foundation, and a … Continue reading

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