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Wordle

By now you’ve probably heard the story of how Wordle — the hit word game — was created.

But! Just in case you’ve been highly offline, the tl;dr is:

Brooklyn-based software developer Josh Wardle created it last year as a gift for his partner, who was obsessed with word games…

South Korean professional Go player Lee Se-Dol (R) prepares for his match against Google’s artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, during the Google DeepMind Challenge Match on March 10, 2016 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by Google via Getty Images)

“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.” — Isaac Asimov

Historian and technologist David Nye has argued that “the meaning of a tool is inseparable from the stories that surround it.” …

Dude Perfect: “Driving Stereotypes ft. Dale Jr.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vzv40VWL5ho

This week, Forbes released its 2022 “Highest Paid YouTube Stars” list and it’s far from surprising. Leading the list is my friend MrBeast, who earned over $50 million last year. The rest of the list mostly consists of white dudes and children who do toy reviews. …

Source Mark Zuckerberg on stage at Facebook’s F8 Conference, 2014 (photo by Maurizio Pesce)

This was a very bad week for Meta/Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, though you probably wouldn’t know it from the way the company has been covered in the news. (And yes, it’s been another week of distracting news on all kinds of other fronts.) The headlines on DC federal…

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