The Magnet is a newsletter that explores fascinating stories, ideas, and curiosities throughout time.

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Hi! I'm Mark Frauenfelder, a writer, illustrator, and researcher with a passion for uncovering and sharing things I find interesting. As a co-founder of Boing Boing and former editor-in-chief of Make magazine and, I've spent years at the forefront of internet culture and technological innovation. I'm the author of nine books and currently work as a Research Director at Institute for the Future.

Each issue of The Magnet explores unique topics through stories, facts, images, and ideas that might otherwise fly under the radar. From obscure historical events to tiny niche stores in Tokyo, The Magnet covers a wide range of subjects designed to inform, entertain, and inspire.

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