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Stories by Venkat Srinivasan

The Internet Archive--Bricks and Mortar Version

Its 25 petabytes of data make it one of the largest repositories in cyberspace—but the archive's physical home in an old San Francisco church has become a popular public gathering place 

April 13, 2016 — Venkat Srinivasan

Internet Addiction: Real or Virtual Reality?

In 1995, Ivan Goldberg, a New York psychiatrist, published one of the first diagnostic tests for Internet Addiction Disorder. The criteria appeared on psycom.net, a psychiatry bulletin board, and began with an air of earnest authenticity: "A maladaptive pattern of Internet use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress as manifested by three (or more) [...]

May 15, 2014 — Venkat Srinivasan