Friday, December 16, 2011

Long-form Reading 2011

Here are some long-form articles I've enjoyed this year.

The Hazards of Nerd Supremacy: The Case of Wikileaks (

The Octopus Conspiracy: One Woman's Search for Her Father's Killer (

Confessions of a Prep School College Counselor (

The Great Rubber Robbery: How Julius Fromm's Condom Empire Fell to the Nazis (

Bursting the Bubble (about David Vetter, the "Bubble Boy",

The Stutterer: How He Makes His Voice Heard (

The Day The Movies Died (

Man vs. Machine on Wall Street: How Computers Beat the Market (

Authorities in Awe of Drug Runner's Jungle Build, Kevlar-Coated Supersubs (

Kiki Kannibal: The Girl Who Played With Fire (

The Battle for Tora Bora (

The Humility Imperative: CEOs Keep Your Arrogance in Check (

How to Land Your Kid in Therapy (

How One Man Hacked His Way Into the Slot-Machine Industry (

Cyber Weapons: The New Arms Race (

Don't Be Evil (on google's narrowly conceived, yet handicapping motto,

A Few Too Many: Is there any hope for the hung over? (

The Man With the $16 House (

The Wrestler in Real Life (on Ric Flair's long decline,

Enter the Cyber-dragon (on how China is operating with impunity on America's defense and commercial computer networks,

Apple's Supply Chain Secret? Hoard Lasers (business

50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice (

The Rise and Fall of the Columbia House Record Club -- and How We learned to Steal Music (

How a Financial Pro Lost His House (

When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (

What is Sony Now? (

The Pest Who Shames Companies Into Fixing Security Flaws (

Thanks to Marco Arment's excellent Instapaper  service and iOS app for helping find and keep track of excellent reading material on the web.