Is the web really forever? Some writers are finding out the hard way that it’s not. When DNAInfo and Gothamist suddenly went dark last fall, scores of writers including myself took notice. In a flash, hours upon hours of hard labor and exceptional talent were summarily erased from the internet when a billionaire owner angrily […]
Sometimes nerd dreams really do come true: I recently got an assignment on how sci-fi predicted the tech inventions we enjoy and even take for granted today. All those hours spent watching Star Trek, Caprica, and films like The Fifth Element directly informed this piece. I hope you enjoy reading it. On a related note, […]
“OMG, spoilers!” Some people are really adamant about not encountering spoilers for their favorite TV show under any circumstances, and sci-fi / fantasy fans tend to be especially doctrinaire in that regard. So you can imagine how Game of Thrones fans responded when they learned that HBO had been hacked over the summer and GoT […]
One of the reasons I enjoy writing for HP’s Tektonika magazine is that they often give me interesting, rich, thought-provoking assignments. This is one of them: a piece on how we may soon be using liquid biopsies to detect and treat cancer. Through gene sequencing, doctors can identify bits of DNA that cancer cells have […]
We have an unusual addition to the portfolio today: a technical case study I prepared for Intel on Yahoo! Japan’s successful use of OvS with DPDK to radically enhance their L7 network performance. I don’t often write case studies, but I do enjoy creating them because they offer a rare opportunity to delve deeply into […]
I’m pleased to share this recent piece I wrote for HP’s Tektonika Magazine: What does the future of automation hold for modern-day Luddites? It’s a happy development when I receive a writing assignment that is so well matched to my own interests, and I thoroughly enjoyed writing this piece as a result. Anyone who harbors […]
Rose de Fremery
Living at the intersection of digital culture and creativity.