I’m a big fan of Laurie Penny, and this piece about a cruise with cryptocurrency speculators is incredible. It’s not a tech story but a human interest one, and it reminds me very much of David Foster Wallace’s A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again (posted here under a different title, “Shipping Out: On The (Nearly Lethal) Comforts Of A Luxury Cruise [pdf document]).
The whole thing is incredibly quotable but I particularly liked this bit:
John McAfee has never been convicted of rape and murder, butâ€”cruciallyâ€”not in the same way that you or I have never been convicted of rape or murder.
It’s a long read but it’s well worth settling down on the sofa with.