I am a child of the digital era. As an awkward, wayward preteen, I understood math better than I understood people. Kids are cruel but math follows predictable logic. I didn’t know it then but this was to be important training for the future.


Human knowledge is the practical codification…

My first serious girlfriend, Katrina, was the bee’s knees. We were both born on the same day, thirty minutes apart. She came from Salina, Kansas. On our shared eighteenth birthday, in 1988, we bought our first lottery tickets. Neither were winners. She used to get worked up about small choices…

Matthew Barton

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