The Last Word

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autistic brain

29 April – 3 May

This week, Richard’s new book came out! Oh, nothing, just the one he co-authored with Temple Grandin about the autistic brain. I don’t know how to put this, but he’s kind of a big deal.

Jessa and Ann ask him many questions. And yet, in middle of a busy book-signing schedule, Richard nonetheless finds the time to chart the incomprehensible distances of the universe in units of Justin Bieber.

Erika worries about some of the unforeseeable journalistic consequences of big data.

Cameron starts following an astronaut on Twitter and watches the world change.

And finally, Cassie is bored into a stupor by a recording of Alexander Graham Bell counting things. Because to the inventors of the new sound-recording technology, the most obvious application was accounting. You know, just like the PC’s killer app would be storing all those recipes.

 

 

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