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The Algebra of Need #4

The Algebra of Need #4
By Shameel Arafin • Issue #4 • View online
Happy Friday, Beautiful People.

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times
James Meek reviews ‘Breaking News’ by Alan Rusbridger · LRB 6 December 2018
'There's a huge demand': Why product manager is the new pivotal role at publishers - Digiday
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My Befuddling Dinner With Facebook Empress Sheryl Sandberg | WIRED
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Shameel Arafin

"The Algebra of Need" is a weekly newsletter on journalism, media, technology and literature, with the occasional post on capitalism, poker and running.

A note on the name. It comes from the introduction to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch: "Junk yields a basic formula of 'evil' virus: The Algebra of Need. The face of 'evil' is always the face of total need... Beyond a certain frequency need knows absolutely no limit or control."

When did our world become one of total need?

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