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Tim Carmody writes about media, technology, art, and culture at Wired.com, Snarkmarket, HiLobrow, The Idler, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Journal of Modern Literature, and other outlets. Together with the community at Snarkmarket, he helped write and edit a 2009 book titled New Liberal Arts. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Michigan State University and received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory in 2009, where he was also a postdoctoral fellow teaching the history of writing and the relationships between mathematics, science, and media. He is the founder of a community website called Bookfuturism on the history and future of reading and writing.
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“To give you what you want without you having to ask for it — before you even were certain that you wanted it — is the condition to which all media aspires. It’s why social media has been so successful — it’s a subset of the web, lightly tailored to our preferences, that never stops.”
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The Apple CEO confirmed what some websites had reported years ago — the fragmented lens of online media giving new meaning to the idea of an “open secret.”
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The Washington Post offers Bezos the chance to reinvent a newspaper during turbulent times, and in the process leave something to his family beyond Amazon.
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