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On the screen, only the image—not the word—can become the world. Read more

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Jesmine Cham talks scaremongering, tinfoil hats and invasive technology in this review of Technocreep by Thomas P. Keenan. Read more

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Stephen Osborne's broken cellphone leads him to Schopenhauer, the Titanic publishing industry and historical Phantom Rides. Read more

Dispatches

What we do when we absorb words from a screen— and we haven’t yet evolved a verb for it—is not reading. Read more

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In his series of photographs entitled Disassembly, Todd McLellan creates portraits of discarded technology by taking apart used devices and meticulously laying them out, or dropping them from the ceiling. Read more

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Dan Post reviews Level 26: Dark Origins by Anthony E. Zuiker (Dutton). Read more

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Michael Hayward reviews Level 26: Dark Origins (Dutton). Read more

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No one knows quite how to account for the well-established shops in Vancouver, Toronto and other cities that deal exclusively in fountain pens and fine fountain-pen accessories. Read more

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When I was twelve my father enrolled me in a typing course from which I emerged typing with two fingers. Read more

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My father never wanted anything. Everything was a fight, Mom said. He didn’t want the telephone and he still doesn’t know how to talk on it. Read more

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