Weekend Reads

“A month after ace programmer Sergey Aleynikov left Goldman Sachs, he was arrested. Exactly what he’d done neither the F.B.I., which interrogated him, nor the jury, which convicted him a year later, seemed to understand.” In Vanity Fair, Michael Lewis asks: Did Goldman Sachs Overstep in Criminally Charging Its Ex-Programmer?

+ “It never occurred to me that you could visit North Korea until I logged into Facebook one day and saw photos of a friend flashing his dimwitted grin against the backdrop of the Korean People’s Army tanks. ‘How the hell did you get into North Korea?’ I asked him. ‘It’s easy,’ he told me. ‘I met a guy at Burning Man who runs a company. His role is to vouch for you.'” Reason’s Michael Malice on his week in North Korea.

+ Can Marissa Mayer save Yahoo? (Why am I tempted to enter that question into a Google search box?)

+ Wired’s Steven Levy shares the inside story of the Moto X.

+ And if you missed it yesterday, be sure to read the advice George Saunders gave to some graduates.

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