Evgeny Morozov on Tim O'Reilly in The Baffler's new issue

April 1, 2013




Our new issue hits the mails on Thursday and should begin reaching you three or four business days after.  If you haven't subscribed, please don't delay.


Modem and Taboo marks our first issue with contributing editors Susan Faludi and David Graeber, the first in our anniversary year, 

and the first ever in color, about which we

recently discoursed with design writer Steve Heller. 


Evgeny Morozov's "The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's crazy talk" is available now at our website, with our compliments, and a guarantee that you won't read a better essay on technology this year. 


As Evgeny writes, "The enduring emptiness of our technology debates has one main cause, and his name is Tim O'Reilly. The founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, a seemingly omnipotent publisher of technology books and a tireless organizer of trendy conferences, O'Reilly is one of the most influential thinkers in Silicon Valley. Entire fields of thought-from computing to management theory to public administration-have already surrendered to his buzzwordophilia, but O'Reilly keeps pressing on."


But so does Evgeny Morozov, over 16,000 words of the kind of fearless, intelligent, necessary criticism you'll encounter everywhere in the new issue, from Thomas Frank and David Graeber on contemporary politics to Thomas Bernhard's previously unpublished homage to Arthur Rimbaud. Subscribe, and enjoy!


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No. 22 Modem and Taboo

Philosophical Intelligence Office 


Negative Capability 

John Summers


Camera Shy, Blah, Blah, Blah 
Slavoj Zizek


A Beauty 
Dmitry Gorchev


Daniel's Dictionary 
Daniel Aaron


Hope is a Kiss 
Peter Kayafas




To Galt's Gulch They Go 
Thomas Frank


A Practical Utopian's Guide to the Coming Collapse 
David Graeber




The State of Stretching: Yoga in America 
Jorian Polis Schutz


Modem and Taboo

Passions of the Meritocracy: General David Petraeus and his wandering PhD 
Chris Bray


Anne Elizabeth Moore


The Meme Hustler: Tim O'Reilly's crazy talk
Evgeny Morozov


Fifty Shades of Late Capitalism 
Heather Havrilesky


Predator Drone: Jimmy Savile will see you now 
Christian Lorentzen


United Sades of America 
Hussein Ibish



Diaspora: Breakfast with Mahmoud Darwish 
Kristina Robinson


Manohar Shetty


Grim Sleeper 
Terese Svoboda


John Keene


Amy Gerstler


Accounting for the Damage 
Jocelyn Burrell


Inside the House 
Cathy Park Hong


Sphinx Infinitives 
Tyrone Williams


The Robots Are Coming 
Kyle Gargan



The Agony of Leaves 
Mahesh Rao


Up in Birdland 
Monica Hileman




Jean-Arthur Rimbaud: For his 100th birthday 
Thomas Bernhard


Graphic Art
Brad Holland
Mark Dancey
Steve Brodner


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