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What makes a good term paper?

Introduction Writing term papers is more of a craft than an art. That is to say, there are relatively clear criteria for what makes a good term paper; and there a skills you can learn to hone and eventually master this craft.

The Shaky Foundations of the Digital Economy

Advertising, Tim Hwang writes in his brilliant anatomy of the attention economy, is “the dark beating heart of the internet” (p. 3). The money that flows from it is the life blood that sustains an ecosystem of products and services that has become so natural to us that we often forget how contingent (and strange) it actually is.

Thinking, Shallow but Powerful

When reading Adrian Daub’s masterful dissection of the ideas that inform what tech is - or calls - thinking, I was reminded of the idea and practice of conceptual history or Begriffsgeschichte.