Alex Wright

New York Times

TimesPeople September 22, 2008

For the past few months, I've been working with a team of NYTimes developers on TimesPeople, a new social sharing service for We just launched the service today, after a trial balloon period as a Firefox plug-in. This is...
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iTimes July 11, 2008

For the past several weeks I've been heads-down on a project to develop a NYTimes application for the new 3G iPhone. With today's launch, I'm happy to report the application is now up for grabs in the iPhone App Store....
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TimesMachine May 21, 2008

I'm happy to report that one of my first projects at the New York Times has finally launched: TimesMachine, a new tool for browsing our public-domain archives from 1851-1922. The launch has been delayed for several months due to legal/contractual...
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News maps April 7, 2008

My colleague Evan Sandhaus has been working for the past few months on a project to implement geotagging for New York Times articles. You can now see the fruit of his labors in the recently released Geographic Web layer on...
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News of the World February 22, 2008

My employer has been taking some heat lately for its editorial judgment. But allow me to put things in perspective: we've come a long way since 1911, when our editorial predecessors saw fit to publish this dispatch: In other news,...
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Polling place photos February 5, 2008

Just in time for Super Tuesday, The Times and AIGA are co-sponsoring The Polling Place Photo Project, an experiment in bottom-up photojournalism originally hatched by designer William Drenttel. Here's mine: I took several other (better) photos inside the polling station,...
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Matthew Carter July 17, 2007

Yesterday I sat in on a brownbag talk by legendary type designer Matthew Carter, the former Linotype fontographer, cofounder of Bitstream, and creator of the Verdana typeface you're looking at right now (among others). He's been doing some work for...
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Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages

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