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Long-form audio essays to make you smarter about technology, business, and productivity.

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Long-form audio essays to make you smarter about technology, business, and productivity.

    The Misfit Who Built the IBM PC

    The Misfit Who Built the IBM PC

    From IBM’s backwater offices in Boca Raton, Florida, Don Estridge ushered in the era of personal home computers. He was a corporate misfit who broke all of the company’s rules in order to change the world.

    This piece, published first on Every and now adapted for audio, is the latest in a series by the writer Gareth Edwards on the history of the personal computer—and the individuals responsible for bringing it to everyday consumers. 

    If you found this essay interesting, please like, subscribe, comment, and share. If you want more from Every on cutting-edge technology, check out our weekly podcast series, AI and I, where host Dan Shipper interviews luminaries and experts like Reid Hoffman, Tyler Cowenl, and Steven Johnson.

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    • 55 min
    ChatGPT Is Changing Our Understanding of the Human Intellect

    ChatGPT Is Changing Our Understanding of the Human Intellect

    ChatGPT is changing what it means to feel uniquely human. Large language models have the ability to mimic human creativity and spout human knowledge at record speeds—and they’re getting more powerful by the day. But while this technology might seem scary, it doesn’t need to be.
    Every CEO Dan Shipper puts it this way: “ChatGPT doesn’t replace me. It just changes what it is that I do.” In this essay, Dan makes a case for a new understanding of human intellect, drawing on examples from medicine, psychology, and philosophy.

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    • 15 min
    She Built a Microcomputer Empire From Her Suburban Home

    She Built a Microcomputer Empire From Her Suburban Home

    Lore Harp McGovern was one of the most influential women in the history of computing, but her story, and her company, haven’t been given their due. Harp McGovern spurned the life of a housewife and built a multimillion-dollar personal computer company, called Vector Graphic, from scratch. 

    In this essay, published first on Every and now adapted for audio, writer Gareth Edwards tells the story of Harp McGovern, who took Silicon Valley by storm in the 1970s, and makes a convincing case for why she should be remembered as a founding mother of the computer age t

    If you found this essay interesting, please like, subscribe, comment, and share. If you want more from Every on cutting-edge technology, check out our weekly podcast series, How Do You Use ChatGPT?, where host Dan Shipper interviews luminaries and experts like Tyler Cowen, David Perell, and Sahil Lavingia.

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    • 56 min
    Ads in the Age of AI

    Ads in the Age of AI

    Ads subsidize our entire information ecosystem, keeping content free and accessible for everyone. AI may change all that by reducing both the amount of ads being served and the amount of time that people spend browsing—a one-two punch that will be devastating for the revenue of internet-reliant businesses. 
    In this essay, Every lead writer Evan Armstrong argues that the result will be an entirely new techno-economic paradigm for the internet. 
    If you found this essay interesting, please like, subscribe, comment, and share. If you want more from Every on cutting-edge technology, check out our weekly podcast series, How Do You Use ChatGPT?, where host Dan Shipper interviews luminaries and experts like Tyler Cowen, David Perell, and Sahil Lavingia.
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    • 9 min
    The Rise and Fall of Steve Jobs’s Greatest Rival

    The Rise and Fall of Steve Jobs’s Greatest Rival

    In the early 1980s, two rivals waged a public war for the soul of home computing: Adam Osborne and Steve Jobs. Yet only Steve Jobs is remembered today. This is the forgotten story of the Osborne 1, the world's first mass-market portable computer, and of its charismatic and visionary creator, Adam Osborne. Osborne’s computer company seemed set to rival Apple itself—until a spectacular collapse into bankruptcy in 1984.

    In this essay, first published by Every and now adapted by its author, historian and digital strategist Gareth Edwards walks us through the secret history of the first PC revolution. It’s vital context for our present moment, as AI promises to revolutionize technology just like the PC and the internet did before. In order to understand what’s ahead, we need to reckon with how we got here in the first place.

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    • 53 min
    Reddit: The Internet’s Bellwether

    Reddit: The Internet’s Bellwether

    Reddit is a special place on the internet that happens to be a mediocre business. However, its recent S-1 document revealed something interesting: It could potentially build a business licensing user data to AI companies. Is this the future, or a fiction? Listen to this essay by Every lead writer Evan Armstrong to learn about this new potential revenue stream for companies. If you found this episode interesting, please like, subscribe, comment, and share. If you want more from Every on cutting-edge technology, check out Dan’s weekly podcast series, How Do You Use ChatGPT?, where host Dan Shipper interviews luminaries and experts like Tyler Cowen, David Perell, and Sahil Lavingia.Subscribe to Every.Follow us on X.

    • 6 min

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