1. The Firefox Experiments I Would Have Liked To Try

    I have been part of the Firefox Test Pilot team for several years. I had a long list of things I wanted to build. Some I didn’t personally want to build, but I thought they were interesting ideas. I didn’t get very far through this list at all ...

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  2. The Over-engaged Knowledge Worker

    I recently listened to a discussion of knowledge work in the browser. Along the way people imagined idealized workflows and the tools that could enable them. This result felt familiar from concept videos since forever (such as this old Mozilla concept video):

    The result featured lots of jet-setting highly engaged ...

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  3. My Lunch With A White Supremacist

    About ten years ago I got a call out of the blue from Soren. I’d always published my phone number on my website, and it’s only been used a handful of times. Hardly anyone wants to actually call another person.

    Soren had come upon a post of mine ...

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  4. To All The Mothers

    When we were expecting our first, when we couldn’t actually do anything but wait while Emily’s body did all the parenting that could be done, when we spent a lot of time on idle research, I looked up mammary glands on Wikipedia.

    The theory is that they began ...

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