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‘Papers, Please’ came out in 2013, but middle-schoolers are still stumbling upon its grim, fascinating lessons

I remember back in the ’80s, when a high-school friend suggested I read George Orwell’s 1984.

“It’s really wild,” he told me. “It makes you feel like crap.”

The book wasn’t on our school’s reading list. It had been written four decades earlier, just after World War II. But once…

Analyzing the hot new app through the Hooked Model reveals its strengths and weaknesses.

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Nir’s Note: This article is part of a series on “The Hooked Model in Action.” Previous analyses have included Slack, Fortnite, Amazon’s Echo, Tinder, and The Bible App. I never take compensation from any company profiled.

Maybe you’ve heard the buzz around Clubhouse, the drop-in audio chat app. It’s a…

An interview with Keller Easterling, architect, designer, and author of ‘Medium Design’

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Keller Easterling is an architect, designer, and author whose works traverse a wide range of spaces. I came to her work as someone interested in complex systems — a topic that Easterling, a professor of architecture at Yale, has been writing about for decades. …

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