Publications

This page lists some of my favorite text and audio stories, with a heavy emphasis on the last five years. The Soonish archive is here, my complete Xconomy author archive is here, an index of my Technology Review articles is here, and an index of my Science articles is here. Unfortunately, many of the Technology Review and Science articles listed below are accessible only to subscribers; contact me for a copy of a specific article below.

 

Xconomy Voices, Episode 3: Nathan Myhrvold and TerraPower, Xconomy, September 21, 2017

Shadows of August: The Eclipse Road Trip Edition, Soonish Episode 2.01, September 14, 2017

'2001' Came and Went, But the Movie's Ideas Still Resonate, WHYY The Pulse, July 20, 2017

Xconomy Voices, Episode 2: Christopher Ahlberg of Recorded Future, Xconomy, July 19, 2017

Washington, We Have a Problem, Soonish Episode 1.10, July 3, 2017

Xconomy Voices, Episode 1: Mary Lou Jepsen, Xconomy, June 22, 2017

A Tale of Two Bridges, Soonish Episode 1.09, June 8, 2017

Hacking Time, Soonish Episode 1.08, May 11, 2017

Audio Startup 60dB Upgrades Streaming App for Short Radio Stories,  Xconomy, May 8, 2017

Astropreneurs, Soonish Episode 1.07, April 20, 2017

Origin Story, Soonish Episode 1.06, March 29, 2017

Meat Without the Moo, Soonish Episode 1.05, March 8, 2017

Future Factories, With Workers Built In, Soonish Episode 1.04, February 22, 2017

Can Technology Save Museums?, Soonish Episode 1.03, February 8, 2017

Monorails: Trains of Tomorrow?, Soonish Episode 1.02, January 25, 2017

How "2001" Got the Future So Wrong, Soonish Episode 1.01, January 11, 2017

50 Podcasts You Should Be Listening To—And 5 New Ways to Find Them, Xconomy, December 14, 2016

The MFA Plays An Artful Mind Game With Its Visitors—And They Love The 'Epiphany', WBUR's The ARTery, November 7, 2016

Why It's Taking So Long to Fix the Longfellow Bridge, 90.9 WBUR, September 15, 2016

How a War on Climate Change Could Restore Economic Growth in America, Xconomy, August 23, 2016

How Will Apple Innovate Beyond the iPhone 7? With Next-Gen Siri, Xconomy, August 9, 2016

This Election Isn't About Love Or Hate. It's About Competence, Medium, August 1, 2016

Clinton Versus Trump: Who's Stronger on Innovation?, Xconomy, July 26, 2016

Can Innovation Save Us?, Xconomy, July 13, 2016

Beyond the Science Wars: Stories of a Shared Future, WBUR Cognoscenti, April 27, 2016

Trading Quality for Ease: Confessions of an Earbud Junkie, Xconomy, April 1, 2016

One Writer's Strategy for Avoiding Information Overload, Xconomy, February 5, 2016

Annotation Tuesday!: Jenna Pirog on Virtual Reality in "The Displaced," Nieman Storyboard, January 19, 2016

The Best Podcasts of 2015: A Guide for New Listeners, Xconomy, December 21, 2015

Looking Back at ScienceWriters2015 Via Twitter, KSJ Dispatches, October 21, 2015

Guardians of the Flame: Parting Thoughts on Science, Journalism, and Progress, KSJ Dispatches, June 30, 2015

Apple Watch: The First Wearable Device Worth Wearing, Xconomy, June 5, 2015

Dispelling the Gloom: An Open Letter to Science & Technology Journalists, KSJ Blog, November 14, 2014

Carless in Cambridge: Bike & Car Sharing and the Future of Traffic, Xconomy, August 15, 2014

Linda Stone's Antidote to the Quantified Self: The Essential Self, Xconomy, August 8, 2014.

Global Warming and the Power of Fear to Drive Innovation, Xconomy, August 1, 2014.

Boston vs. San Francisco: Two Cultures of Innovation, Xconomy, July 11, 2014.

Five Annoying Tech Problems for the Next Hot Startup to Solve, Xconomy, June 27, 2014.

The Future of Work, Plus or Minus E-mail, Xconomy, June 16, 2014.

How I Conquered My Reading List Using Pocket, Xconomy, June 13, 2014.

If Tesla Made Bike Lights, They'd Look Like This; The Story of Sparse. Xconomy, June 6, 2014.

Startups and "The Future of Informing": Q&A with Matter's Corey Ford. Xconomy, May 30, 2014.

Cord Cutting: How to Get High-Speed Internet Service Without Cable. Xconomy, May 23, 2014.

Welcome to the Seven-Year Technology Pause. Xconomy, May 16, 2014.

The Davis Dilemma: New Energy for Innovation, But Where to Grow? Xconomy, May 15, 2014.

Can Sacramento End Its Innovation Drought? Xconomy, May 14, 2014.

Soft Spots: Five Places Where Silicon Valley's Bubble Could Pop. Xconomy, May 2, 2014.

Minerva's Plan to Disrupt Universities: A Talk with Ben Nelson. Xconomy, April 20, 2014.

A Letter to the Year 2061 (If We Make It That Far). Xconomy, April 4, 2014.

Conversations on Passion: Wade Roush of Xconomy. Ryan Bonaparte, Crazy Enough to Try, March 20, 2014.

The Missing Middle Class: Jobs in the Second Machine Age. Xconomy, March 21, 2014.

From Cosimo to Cosmos: The Medici Effect in Culture and Technology. Xconomy, March 14, 2014.

WhatsApp, $19 Billion, and the Unreal Economy of Silicon Valley. Xconomy, February 21, 2014.

Aaron Marcus, Bard of User-Centered Design, Battles "High-Order Crap". Xconomy, February 18, 2014.

15 Places to Turn for Technology News That Really Matters. Xconomy, February 14, 2014.

Hockney's iPad: How Technology Illuminates the Way We See. Xconomy, January 24, 2014.

How I Learned to Stay Organized with Evernote, Post-Its, and Foamcore. Xconomy, January 10, 2014.

Please, Keep Paying $80 a Month for Cable So I Can Enjoy Cheap TV. Xconomy, October 18, 2013.

What Is Quora? Seven Answers from Adam D'Angelo and Marc Bodnick. Xconomy, October 3, 2013.

Altius Education Changes Course After Accreditation Battles. Xconomy, September 10, 2013.

Sea Level Rise: Time for a Barrage of New Ideas. Xconomy, August 30, 2013.

The Geek Doesn't Always Get the Girl: A Novelist on Hacking Romance, Xconomy, August 9, 2013.

Santa Cruz, The City Over the Hill, Works to Build Its Own Startup Culture. (Part 1 of 3.) Xconomy, July 30, 2013.

Don't Panic, But We've Passed Peak Apple. And Google. And Facebook. Xconomy, June 14, 2013.

Do You Have A Story To Tell? Here Are the Digital Tools You'll Need. Xconomy, May 24, 2013.

To Do Or Not To Do: That Is the Question. Xconomy, March 29, 2013.

Facebook Doesn't Have Big Data. It Has Ginormous Data. Xconomy, February 14, 2013.

How Lytro Is Shifting Our Perspective on Photography. Xconomy, February 1, 2013.

Google Gets a Second Brain, Changing Everything About Search. Xconomy, December 12, 2012.

Intuit Goes All Out to Solve the Innovator's Dilemma. Is It Working? Xconomy, November 6, 2012.

ICANN's BoondoggleTechnology Review, August 21, 2012.

The Case of the Tilted Clubhouse: A Geographical Detective Story. Xconomy, August 17, 2012.

Can Anyone Catch Khan Academy? The Fate of the U in the YouTube Era. Xconomy, July 20, 2012.

In Google's Moon Race, Teams Face a Reckoning. Xconomy, April 18, 2012.

Can Willow Garage's "Linux for Robots" Spur Internet-Scale Growth? Xconomy, March 29, 2012.

Google's Rules of Acquisition: How to Be an Android, Not an Aardvark. Xconomy, March 5, 2012.

Google Transit: How (and Why) the Search Giant is Remapping Public Transportation. Xconomy, February 21, 2012.

Saint Steve? Not Exactly. Apple and the Power of the Dark Side. Xconomy, October 7, 2011.

Pinnacle Looks Beyond Detroit as the Market for its Opposed-Piston Engine. Xconomy, October 4, 2011.

There Is an Incubator Bubble, and It Will Pop. Xconomy, August 12, 2011.

Inside Google's Age of Augmented Humanity. (Part 1 of 3.) Xconomy, January 3, 2011.

Going Out of PrintTechnology Review, April 20, 2010.

Second EarthTechnology Review, July 1, 2007.

Inside the Spyware ScandalTechnology Review, May 1, 2006.

Genetics Savings and Clone: No Pet ProjectTechnology Review, May 1, 2006.

Killer MapsTechnology Review, October 1, 2005.

Social MachinesTechnology Review, August 1, 2005.

Antisense Aims for a RenaissanceScience, May 23, 1997.

Herbert Benson: Mind-Body Maverick Pushes the EnvelopeScience, April 18, 1997.

Hunting for Animal AlternativesScience, October 11, 1996.

Experimental Ecology: When Rigor Meets RealityScience, July 21, 1995. (PDF)

Population: The View from CairoScience, August 26, 1994