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The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Maple Branches

Who talks of my nation?

Listening In

What recent populist victories tell us about Canada

Michael Harris

Michael Harris’s first book of non-fiction, The End of Absence, which is about the experience of living through our own “Gutenberg Moment,” will be published in 2014 by HarperCollins in Canada and Current (Penguin) in the United States.

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Hybrid Intelligence

Do computers and humans actually think better together? March 2014
The smartest thing anyone has said about our relationship with technology is this: “Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.” That deceptively simple dictum is number one in a list of laws composed in the mid 1980s by history professor Melvin Kranzberg. I believe in Kranzberg’s law because so often we swing between extremes when thinking about the internet and its cronies: there will always be the Nicholas Carrs of the…