Here’s how I created an app—without knowing a single line of code

For most people (including me), code is some mysterious and powerful tool that makes our apps, phones, computers, and ahem, our lives run smoothly. Here’s how I managed to make an app without knowing any code.

Harry Potter vs SpongeBob: the great gulf between children’s books and shows

Over the years, there has been a growing disparity in profundity between children’s books and children’s shows. This is a problem. On screen, when we feed our young ones with inanity, we starve them of thoughtful entertainment and do them a disservice. But what can we do about it?

Advertising: the great justifier for all that’s stupid on the Internet

Why do people write fake news? And why do people keep trying to get attention via doing outrageous things on the Internet? While some people really are just nuts, for others, they do it for the lure of advertising revenue.

Does the Nobel Peace Prize even mean anything anymore? (Hint: it doesn’t.)

This year, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize. But given the state of nuclear tension between the U.S. and North Korea, is it even reasonable to award them the prize?