Steven Johnson ([email protected]) is the author, most
recently, of Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities,
and Software (Scribner), which was named as a finalist for the 2002
Helen Bernstein Award for Excellence in Journalism.
If Steven Pinker’s latest 500-page treatise on the brain, The Blank
Slate, serves any wider purpose in the popular discussion of science
issues, it will, one hopes, be the final demoliti
A review of Lawrence Lessig's The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in the Connected World.