Technology

Start Making Cents

Jul 10, 2014 By Loren Steffy

The virtual currency Bitcoin is perfect for Texas’s don’t-fence-me-in ethos. It may also be a disaster waiting to happen.

Press Start to Begin?

Mar 6, 2014 By Joseph Misulonas

It’s taken more than a decade, but Texas has established itself as a major hub for the video game industry. But how big a player can the state become?

SXSW: Stratfor CEO Gets “Mic Checked”

Jan 21, 2013 By Texas Monthly

During George Friedman's first public speaking appearance since his company was hacked by Anonymous, occupy protesters interrupted a panel he hosted at SXSW, calling him a private spy who worked for wealthy corporations. 

Space: A Profitable Frontier?

Mar 15, 2012 By Stacy Hollister

Richard Garriott, the video game pioneer and tireless proselytizer of private space flight, posits that old-fashioned entrepreneurialism will drive space exploration in the coming decades.

My E-piphany

Mar 31, 2011 By Kinky Friedman

If Tahitian sailors could find Hawaii using only their testicles, I ought to be able to survive the modern world without a computer. But, hell, it looks like I can't.

“Boom” Is a Four-letter Word

Jun 30, 1997 By Helen Thorpe

No one will admit we’re in the middle of one, even as the economy surges. How come? Because the last time we had it this good, bragging only hastened the arrival of another four-letter word: “bust.”

Corporate Makeover

Jun 30, 1997 By Kathryn Jones

EDS, the company Ross Perot imbued with his own conservative image, is designing Internet sites for magazines like Elle. What a tangled Web we weave.