Read — 2016/08/03
Today’s selection of articles:
- “America’s electronic voting machines are scarily easy targets“, by Brian Barrett (Wired). The vulnerability of decade-old electronic voting machines is documented and real.
- “South Africa’s schools, like the nation, are falling short“, by Patrick McGroarty & Joe Parkinson (Wall Street Journal). A vivid exposé. As go the schools, so goes the nation. Salient issues include the lack of student motivation (hard to blame them, when “[t]wo-thirds of South Africans in their 20s are jobless”) and the feckless panacea of throwing money at problems to “solve” them.
- “A brief history of Raf Simons’s storied career in fashion“, by Steff Yotka (Vogue). Meet the new creative director of Calvin Klein.
- “Italy’s most underrated aphrodisiac“, by Sivia Marchetti (OZY). Call me polenta.