My latest column for Fast Company is out. It is my take on the step between artificial intelligence and assistive intelligence. It sadly is also my last column for the magazine, where I have written the Technovore column for roughly two years and published about 14 pieces — 7 a year. It has been fun to write for my favorite magazine and get back to the print-oriented editorial process.
Somewhere along the way, I have started to think about life in terms of a book and chapters. A great book has chapters that are not too short, not too long. They are engaging and interesting, always leaving you wanting to read what comes next. A good writer knows when to end a chapter. Same with life: You need to know when to end a chapter. My FastCo chapter is ending. What next? Obviously, I am going to be writing here, on my blog. Then there is Pi.co. In addition, I have started writing occasionally for The New Yorker and soon will be making my debut on Bloomberg View.
My thanks to Bob Safian, the head of Fast Company, for the opportunity. The best part of writing for FastCo was collaborating with editor-supreme David Lidsky, who has an incisive way of getting to the point and turning it into a digestible nugget. Thanks, David, and look forward to seeing you in New York, where we’ll talk classic and classy stationary and fountain pens (and I will convert you).