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Articles by Joanne McNeil

Joanne McNeil is a science and technology writer living outside Boston, Mass. She curates The Tomorrow Museum (“a collection of images and speculative essays exploring how technology, science, and economics are affecting the fine arts”) and organizes the Boston Bookfuturists. Her personal website is joannemcneil.com.
“There is a semi-atemporality to web interfaces, which means that even a publication that hasn’t been updated in years might look like it’s still active. That irresolute state communicates to future readers that no one cared to treat it well in its final days. Perhaps no cared about it ever.”
“‘The algorithm knows best’ is now a laughably naive position to take, even for the companies that initially pushed that narrative.”
May 5, 2010