Science & Medicine

Episode 156: Max Krohn

max  Among life’s most liberating experiences is finding yourself unambiguously wrong: your mind is cleared of cant, and the world is transformed. (This requires the wit to perceive your error and the courage to acknowledge it, apparently not presidential qualities.) Max Krohn, a cofounder of SparkNotes and OKCupid, had such an experience as an undergrad when he encountered the ideas of Alan Turing and Albert Einstein. A conversation at the Scarsdale Library with music from Freddie Bryant.

  • turing PERSON: Alan Turing
  • computer lab PLACE: Harvard computer lab
  • cassette THING: this audio cassette
  • fax RANDY’S THING: a fax machine

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