Will Batman have a gold iPhone?

August 23rd, 2013

There’s no point pretending you won’t want a gold iPhone – nor that you’re particularly brassed off by the casting of the new Batman.

Should McDonald’s fire everyone?

August 22nd, 2013

Fast food, considered a guilty pleasure by some and a financial necessity by many, must evolve in order to survive. And that evolution should be technological.

My greatest fear

August 16th, 2013

We want you to send us your most embarrassing emails. Do it now, before the machines get hold of them.

The Four Types of Kernel Reader

August 14th, 2013

Ezra Butler conducts an anthropological study of the people who read The Kernel.

Why I ‘hate-read’

August 14th, 2013

Ezra Butler explains why he reads PandoDaily.

The insidiousness of ‘inbox zero’

August 12th, 2013

The people who claim to have reached ‘inbox zero’ are either unpopular or lying, says Ezra Butler, who has never achieved this holy grail of personal productivity.

My Los Angeles

August 12th, 2013

Everyone interesting in LA is a hyphenate of some sort.

The pointlessness of petitions

August 7th, 2013

Ezra Butler on why online petitions are a waste of time.

How to get published

August 7th, 2013

A guide for entrepreneurs.

An infantilised generation

August 7th, 2013

Why do we let technology rob us of the joy – and the challenge – of learning, asks Ezra Butler.

Let there be light… please?

August 7th, 2013

In a moment, with no warning, my whole world went black.

In defence of patents

August 13th, 2012

Ezra Butler has a look at the complex world of intellectual property, suggesting a way forward for patents via the new marketplace businesses of web 2.0.

Terms of disservice

August 10th, 2012

Ezra Butler is unimpressed by a website that claims to make sense of Terms of Service agreements.

How to be a tech blogger

August 8th, 2012

Ezra Butler offers fourteen formulae that guarantee success in your new role at Mashable.

Silicon Valley’s rubbish at medical start-ups

August 1st, 2012

Ezra Butler reports on the changes technology has made to medicine and the current state of medical informatics.

Bias and disclosure

July 23rd, 2012

Ezra Butler reflects on online guest posts and the state of ethical standards.

Sunrise, Sunset

July 12th, 2012

‘Sunrise, Sunset’ is one of the most beautiful songs from the musical Fiddler on the Roof. Ezra Butler considers this relevant to the launch of Brewster and the shuttering of Hashable.

Anatomy of a scandal

July 2nd, 2012

Ezra Butler reflects on the Orbitz furore.

No, technology does not ‘imitate’ religion

June 28th, 2012

Are technology and social media reproducing the language of religion? It’s not as simple as that, writes Ezra Butler.

Charitable intentions

June 26th, 2012

In the wake of several high-profile online appeals recently, Ezra Butler asks whether the new ‘viral hit’ model of charitable giving is a good thing.

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