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Most tools are designed to fulfill one explicit function, so they have one name and a single efficient form. But multitools are different: they’re compact, hingey, clumsy, ungainly, folding, pronged, clickety-clackety. Read more »


Makers of virtual goods earn real cash in Second Life. Read more »


Now that “digital carpentry” has come to exist, how do you make it authentic? Read more »

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Handheld internet machines are reshaping cities in the way that cars reshaped cities in the 20th century. Read more »


The Antikythera Device predicts the position of the sun and the phases of the moon, and it probably tracks all five visible planets. Read more »

The mass-produced assembly line stripped away decor and ornament. But here comes the computer to restore them. Read more »