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  • What’s a Netflix Original? movie

Movies that had their original production commissioned by Netflix. They include documentaries, comedies, one-off specials, and a whole load of regional programming.

  • How many movies are there?

I’ve got 584 in my data set, so let’s say 584. The first went live in December 2014…

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How do birds fly in perfect formation?

How do they coordinate movement among thousands of their feathered friends, without any external instruction?

I’m sure most of us have seen a flock of birds overhead and wondered about this.

Some intrepid researchers tried to find out.

They found that the birds…

I received some self-congratulatory emails from Substack recently about the milestones they have hit.

Apparently, more than 500,000 people pay for at least one Substack subscription each month. Paying subscribers now make up 5–10% of total Substack readers.

As a writer on Substack, I know very well that they are…


🤔 So, what is the metaverse?

Well it’s not really anything yet. It’s an umbrella term for a collection of digital technologies, with a rough sense that they will reside within a virtual, alternate reality.

Author Neal Stephenson coined the term in his 1992 novel Snow Crash.

Clark Boyd

Author of the world-famous I used to be with it, but then they changed what ‘it’ was.

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