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David Cassel

David Cassel is a proud resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, where he's been covering technology news for more than two decades. Over the years his articles have appeared everywhere from CNN, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition to Salon, Wired News,, and even the original HotWired, as well as Gawker, Gizmodo, McSweeneys, and Wonkette. He's now broadening his career skills by becoming a part-time computer programmer, developing two Android apps, co-producing two word games for Amazon's Kindle, and dabbling in interactive fiction.

STORIES BY David Cassel
Rust Support Is Being Built into the GNU GCC Compiler
Stephen Thaler Claims He’s Built a Sentient AI
Open Source Africa: How OSCA Empowers Developers
NASA’s Thirst for Open Source Software — and for Open Science
Agile Coach Mocks Prioritizing Efficiency over Effectiveness
Internet Archive’s Virtual Retro Calculators Fuel Nostalgia
Online Community Fights Big Tech’s ‘Chokepoint Capitalism’
Can C++ Be Saved? Bjarne Stroustrup on Ensuring Memory Safety
Wellspring of Creativity: Why Public Domain Matters
Why Your Code Sucks: Common Excuses for Bad Programming
Java’s James Gosling on Fame, Freedom, Failure Modes and Fun
CES 2023: Robots, Astronauts, Schwarzenegger and Flying Cars
2022 in Review: AI, IT Armies, and Poems about Food
Donald Knuth’s 2022 ‘Christmas Tree’ Lecture Is about Trees
Goat: A Proposed ‘Extended Flavor’ of the Go Programming Language
How to Support a Million Users on Your Website: A Success Story
Guido van Rossum on Types, Speed and the Future of Python
Special Gift Ideas for That Technical Someone in Your Life
WebTV in 2022? Vintage Tech Enthusiast Shows How on YouTube
New Book Identifies 26 Lines of Code that Changed the World
How Golang Evolves without Breaking Programs
‘Hey GitHub!’ Tries a Voice Interface for Copilot
How Web Tech Got This Way and How It May Evolve in the Future
What a Broken Wheel Taught Google Site Reliability Engineers
Kathleen Booth, Creator of the First Assembly Language
Floppy Disks Survive — Thanks to One 73-Year-Old’s Business
‘Coders’ Author Clive Thompson on How Programming Is Changing
Facing Technology’s Limits at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta