The Best of Technology Writing 2008

Clive Thompson, Editor
The University of Michigan Press


1 Clive Thompson - Introduction

7 Ted Allen - Doctor Delicious (Popular Science)

19 Emily Nussbaum - Say Everything (New York Magazine)

39 Charles Graeber - The Pedal-to-the-Metal, Totally Illegal, Cross-Country Sprint for Glory (Wired)

62 Cass R. Sunstein - The Polarization of Extremes (Chronicle of Higher Education)

69 John Seabrook - Fragmentary Knowledge (New Yorker)

91 Julian Dibbell - The Life of the Chinese Gold Farmer (New York Times Magazine)

107 Cory Doctorow - How Your Creepy Ex-Co-Workers Will Kill Facebook (InformationWeek)

112 Ben Paynter - The Meteor Farmer (Wired)

123 Alex Hutchinson - Breaking D-Wave (Walrus)

132 Thomas Goetz - Your DNA Decoded (Wired)

152 Walter Kirn - The Autumn of the Multitaskers (Atlantic Monthly)

172 Jeffrey Rosen - The Brain on the Stand (New York Times Magazine)

197 Caleb Crain - Twilight of the Books (New Yorker)

212 Robin Mejia - These Images Document an Atrocity (Washington Post)

226 Michael Behar - The Prophet of Garbage (Popular Science)

238 David Glenn - The (Josh) Marshall Plan (Columbia Journalism Review)

255 About the Contributors

259 Acknowledgments