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How To Kill Your Tech Industry

by Marie Hicks In World War II, Britain invented the electronic computer. By the 1970s, its computing industry had collapsed—thanks to a labor shortage produced by sexism.

The fallacy of obliviousness

there is no neutral observation. The world doesn’t tell us what is relevant. Instead, it responds to questions – The fallacy of obviousness by Teppo Felin Published by Aeon on: 5th...

Geraldine DeRuiter

I thought my bully deserved an awful life. But then he had one. I never thought I could feel empathy for the boy who tormented me in childhood. By Geraldine DeRuiter...

Consider Phlebas

This news, that Amazon Studios to Bring Iain M. Banks’s Culture to the Small Screen, could be interesting, I read a fair few Banks books in the past. Never got through...

The non-binary brain

Misogynists are fascinated by the idea that human brains are biologically male or female. But they’ve got the science wrong Willingham, Emily, The non-binary brain. Aeon. – via metafilter

extract from Circe

Madeline Miller has posted a link to an extract of her new book Circe. I really loved her Song of Achilles so I’m looking forward to this.

This is such shite. This has nothing to do with believing in free speech or defending same. All it is is an excuse to generate publicity and notoriety. Kevin Myers' role...

capitalism is a shitty way to run a healthcare system Kameron Hurley – Let’s Talk About The Future (18th July 20017)