Weekend Reads

“After his daughter died in a terrorist attack, Stephen Flatow won a historic judgment against her killers. But to collect the funds, he first had to battle his own government.” From Atavist Magazine: Hidden Damages.

+ “For six weeks last October and November, just before Myanmar held its landmark elections, I joined a team of design ethnographers in the countryside interviewing forty farmers about smartphones.” The excellent Craig Mod with a dispatch from an Internet revolution in progress

+ Vauhini Vara in BloombergBusinessweek: Why Doesn’t Silicon Valley Hire Black Coders?

+ Jessica Lahey: “I asked Teller, a former Latin teacher and the silent half of the magical partnership known as Penn & Teller, about his years as an educator, and the role performance played in his teaching.” (When I first started teaching high school, I tried to make myself disappear a few times.)

+ The untold tale of Target Canada’s difficult birth, tough life and brutal death.

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