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#227: Facial Recognition

We’ve reached Issue #227, which means I get to write about, and you get to find out about, one of my
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#227: Facial Recognition
By Mark Isero • Issue #231 • View online
We’ve reached Issue #227, which means I get to write about, and you get to find out about, one of my favorite TV shows growing up, 227 (1985-90), starring Marla Gibbs and Jackée Harry. Here’s the theme song, “No Place Like Home,” in case you’re having a tough Thursday morning. You’re welcome.
Done listening? If so, get ready for some thought-provoking articles on the dangers of facial recognition software, the inequities of school funding, the effects of a powerful piece of writing, and the social benefits of knitting in public. If your time is limited this week, I’d recommend “Facial Recognition,” for its comprehensive look at yet another aspect of technology that may ruin our lives. Enjoy!
+ Let’s congratulate Gena, the winner of the Just Mercy Giveaway! Thank you for encouraging Bob to subscribe. For her hard work, Gena gets two free tickets to the movie. (Bob, did you know about this? Are you upset that you don’t get any tickets?)

Facial Recognition
No More School Districts
Moti, who belongs to loyal reader Shelley, enjoys his large and comfortable couch, a spacious respite from his otherwise hectic life. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Moti, who belongs to loyal reader Shelley, enjoys his large and comfortable couch, a spacious respite from his otherwise hectic life. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Four Hundred Years Of Harsh History Delivered In 8,000 Unflinching Words
In Defense Of Public Knitting
+ Reader Annotations: Loyal reader Gail connected with last week’s article, “Quit the News Cycle,” and shared this reflection:
One of the things I remember realizing after the last election cycle (especially the primary) is that I got so caught up in journalism about who was going to win (Clinton over Sanders) that I didn’t spend as much time thinking about who I wanted to win, or whether I might want to do something about it.
That’s perfectly stated, Gail. Thank you for your contribution. Loyal readers, if an article in today’s newsletter got you thinking, hit reply and let me know.
Unfortunately, that’s it for this week. Don’t be too sad. Did you find at least one article that engaged your interest? I hope so. Please vote using the thumbs below. Also, let’s welcome our reading community’s four new subscribers: Raquel, Morgan, Peter, and Bob. I hope that you find this newsletter a welcome addition to your Thursday email inbox.
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