From the Archives: 12/18/2012 Edition

Which states can still afford state universities

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323501404578163290734542674.html

 

How the Bar Code took over the world

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-17/how-the-bar-code-took-over-the-world

 

We’ve nationalized the housing market, now what?

http://www.propublica.org/article/weve-nationalized-the-home-mortgage-market-now-what

 

How to make a video games that critiques video games (an interview with Far Cry 3 creator Jeffrey Yohalem)

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/how-to-make-a-video-game-that-critiques-video-games/266301/

 

(Forecasting) Models Behaving Badly

http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/why-forecasts-of-economic-recovery-have-been-wrong-by-robert-skidelsky

 

How Spyware on Aaron’s Rental PCs captured users most intimate moments

http://arstechnica.com/security/2012/12/how-spyware-on-rental-pcs-captured-users-most-intimate-moments/#p3n

 

How Obama used Big Data to rally small voters Part 1

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/508836/how-obama-used-big-data-to-rally-voters-part-1/

Part 2

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/508851/how-obama-wrangled-data-to-win-his-second-term/

Part 3

http://www.technologyreview.com/featuredstory/508856/obamas-data-techniques-will-rule-future-elections/

 

A week in Las Vegas for the National Finals Rodeo

http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8754391/view/full/visiting-national-finals-rodeo-vegas

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