q-sharp whydunnit

Jessi Jezewska Stevens
q-sharp whydunnit
Created 03 Feb 2021
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  • Klima Literatur
    04 Aug 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    It’s instructive to try to explain a complicated thing in not-so-complicated terms, as my family reminds me every time I send out this substack. One way to learn is to try explaining things in a forei...
  • Contamination Plots!
    28 Jun 2021 • 12 min read • 1 2
    This post starts out with bitcoin and ends with systems novels...stay with me. Bitcoin basics Here are some things I, a novelist, know about Bitcoin, of which I own zero units, and which is now down 5...
  • How to win friends and influence people
    24 May 2021 • 18 min read • 6 0
    Millennial Careerism Bookforum recently held a fun/depressing talk on careerism in American letters, fun because it put a name to something you intuited, depressing for the same reason. It also felt l...
  • Flowertalk
    29 Apr 2021 • 12 min read
    My last post touched on the idea that most technical processes governing our lives (e.g., the mechanics behind the financial crisis) lie beyond the reach of even the informed democratic vote. This is ...
  • Where's My Benjamins
    08 Apr 2021 • 9 min read • 5 0
    The financial blogger Matt Levine has a running joke in his Money Stuff column: “Is everything securities fraud?” The punchline riffs on a legal construct that lets shareholders sue companies pretty m...
  • The Art of the Internet Novel
    15 Mar 2021 • 12 min read • 5 1
    Welcome to q-sharp whydunnit, where I’ll be sharing the unedited thinking that eventually gets laundered into the essays and books I publish on unstacked platforms. It’s not quite a draft, not quite a...
  • q-sharp whydunnit what?
    03 Feb 2021 • < 1 min read
    This is q-sharp whydunnit, where I’ll be sharing the unedited thinking that eventually gets laundered into the essays and books I publish on unstacked platforms. It’s not quite a draft, not quite a ne...