The Best Thing I Read on the Internet in 2015

I read a lot of stuff on the Internet. Blogs may be going out of style–so I have been told for the last 3 or 4 years, but I read a lot of them. Some of my most pleasant reading comes from blogs. I enjoy pop-culture technology pieces done by places like The Atlantic or WIRED.

But the best thing I read all year was Paul Ford’s What Is Code, which took up an entire issue of Bloomberg Business in June. At something over 30,000 words, it is long. But the writing is wonderful, the multimedia experience enhances the message, and the subject is near and dear to my heart as an accidental coder.

If you haven’t read it yet, I urge you to set aside a few hours this week and go through it. Ford impressed me, and I really think it was the best thing I read on the Internet in 2015.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.