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David Cassel

David Cassel is a proud resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he's been covering technology news for more than two decades. Over the years his articles have appeared everywhere from CNN, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition to Salon, Wired News,, and even the original HotWired, as well as Gawker, Gizmodo, McSweeneys, and Wonkette. He's now broadening his career skills by becoming a part-time computer programmer, developing two Android apps, co-producing two word games for Amazon's Kindle, and dabbling in interactive fiction.

STORIES BY David Cassel
Google’s DeepMind Extends AI with Faster Sort Algorithms
Donald Knuth Asked ChatGPT 20 Questions. What Did We Learn?
Maker Builds a ChatGPT DOS Client for a 1984 Computer
Meet The Hobbyists Building Their Own DIY Cyberpunk Devices
Bad by Design: The World of Intentionally Awful User Interfaces
Economists Show AI Bringing Positive Impact to Workplaces
Developers Put AI Bots to the Test of Writing Code
The Contradictions in ‘The Zen of Python’
Tomohiro Nishikado Revisits His 1978 Game Space Invaders
Steve Jobs Thanks Silicon Valley in New Posthumous ‘Memoir’
When ‘Clean Code’ Hampers Application Performance
Ken Thompson’s Jukebox for the Ages
Artificial Intelligence: The Work of AI Satirist Eve Armstrong
Will Working from Home Kill the City?
Rust Support Is Being Built into the GNU GCC Compiler
Stephen Thaler Claims He’s Built a Sentient AI
Open Source Africa: How OSCA Empowers Developers
NASA’s Thirst for Open Source Software — and for Open Science
Agile Coach Mocks Prioritizing Efficiency over Effectiveness
Internet Archive’s Virtual Retro Calculators Fuel Nostalgia
Online Community Fights Big Tech’s ‘Chokepoint Capitalism’
Can C++ Be Saved? Bjarne Stroustrup on Ensuring Memory Safety
Wellspring of Creativity: Why Public Domain Matters
Why Your Code Sucks: Common Excuses for Bad Programming
Java’s James Gosling on Fame, Freedom, Failure Modes and Fun
CES 2023: Robots, Astronauts, Schwarzenegger and Flying Cars
2022 in Review: AI, IT Armies, and Poems about Food
Donald Knuth’s 2022 ‘Christmas Tree’ Lecture Is about Trees