Read — 2016/08/03

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A brief history of Raf Simons’s storied career in fashion“, by Steff Yotka (Vogue). Meet the new creative director of Calvin Klein.
  4. Italy’s most underrated aphrodisiac“, by Sivia Marchetti (OZY). Call me polenta.