Best of the Web: July 2017

Magic Is Not Magic A couple of weeks ago, This American Life aired an interview between Ira Glass and the magician David Blaine where they talked about Blaine’s glass eating trick. But here’s the thing. It’s not a trick. Blaine really eats glass. In fact, he’s done it so many times that his teeth ...
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Best of the Web: April 2017

Protect That Data! Privacy and security remain top themes this month and it's no surprise. Data is increasingly valuable to everyone—especially those who see money to be made or political advantage to be taken. This month you can take a quiz to find out how cyber-smart you really are and pick up a ...
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Best of the Web: March 2017

Bringing the Hope I’ve been to the Nonprofit Technology Conference (people usually call it the NTC) twice and both times it was a kaleidoscope of familiar names, new faces, and intriguing ideas. This year I heard fail stories, project management tips, ideas for better integrating communications ...
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Accidents of Fate

I know not everyone likes the term “accidental techie.” It can sound demeaning to some ears, as if not having a computer science degree means you’re a bumbler.
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Best of the Web: December 2016

Searching for Security in an Insecure World For a lot of people, the world feels a little less secure today than it did five weeks ago. We’ll see if many of our “horrible imaginings” come to pass, but one incident that should make everyone uncomfortable is the recent CIA revelations that Russia was ...
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Best of the Web: September 2016

It's Productivity Season Now that summer’s over, a lot of us have productivity on our minds. As in: How do we do everything we have to do before the end of the year?
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Best of the Web: June 2016

Technology can often feel abstract—you know there are benefits to the Cloud or that pages on your website can do more to bring in donations, but it’s hard to imagine how you’ll actually do it.
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Best of the Web: May 2016

Do They See What You're Saying? In college, I had a professor who asked, “Do you see what I’m saying?” after nearly everything he said. It was a nervous tick more than anything, but I was tempted to stand up and say, “No! I don’t see what you’re saying!” It was a philosophy class and, while he was ...
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Best of the Web: April 2016

Over the last decade or so, Silicon Valley has generated more than apps and IPOs. It has proliferated a worldview, one that prizes innovation above all else and has made everyone aspire to be “disruptive.”
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