Hoover Dam

Voyage of the Dammed

Hydroelectric power is often thought of as “green” energy, but dams have devastated river ecology and the creatures it supports—including us.

Burning Hard Drive

The Proud Luddite

The word Luddite has a long history as a derogatory term. But it has little to do with the real history of the Luddites, who seem more relevant than ever.

From the Sublime to the Ridiculous, part two

European communist states were, perhaps, the ultimate manifestation of the modern conflation of technological development with progress. But with such [...]