December and January Reads


  • This Is Water by David Foster Wallace -- a thought-provoking commencement speech about empathy and the meaning of education.
  • Normalization of Deviance in Software by Dan Luu -- a great essay about how broken practices become the norm, instead of getting fixed.



  • Birthstory by Radiolab -- a fascinating and disturbing look at the market for surrogate pregnancies.
  • Brown box by Radiolab -- a look inside an online retailer's fulfillment center, and what it takes to give you next-day delivery.