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Yevgeny Simkin

Yevgeny (Genia) Simkin fled Soviet Russia as a child and has spent his life bouncing from music to comedy to software engineering. You can follow his comedy Twitter feed here. He’s also the founder and CEO of Crocodile Genia—a software consulting firm whose brilliant engineers are located mostly in Ukraine and Georgia.

Articles by Yevgeny Simkin (page 1)

March 15, 2022 5:23 am

Why Ukraine Is Dangerous to Putin

What makes the Russians and the Ukrainians so much alike is what makes Ukraine so dangerous to Putin’s rule.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 24, 2021 6:38 am

Happy Thanksgiving. Everything Is Fine.

Even with . . . all of this . . . our lives are still going pretty great.
Yevgeny Simkin
October 4, 2021 5:49 am

Facebook Is Not the Town Square

Stop treating this monstrosity like a useful human connection point.
Yevgeny Simkin
July 20, 2021 5:30 am

The Freedom Phone Is a Cynical Gimmick

Fleecing gullible conservatives scared of Big Tech.
Yevgeny Simkin
December 1, 2020 5:30 am

The Real Reason to Nix Section 230

It’s not Big Tech’s supposed bias against conservatives. It’s Big Tech’s irresponsibility.
Yevgeny Simkin
November 26, 2020 5:11 am

Thanksgiving 2020 Sucks. And We Should Be Thankful For It Anyway.

Yes, it could be better. But it could be worse, too. Give thanks.
Yevgeny Simkin
October 12, 2020 5:30 am

Fixing the Big Tech Bad Apples

Netflix’s documentary ‘The Social Dilemma’ describes real problems—but the time has come to start proposing solutions.
Yevgeny Simkin
July 31, 2020 5:17 am

Social Media Is the Problem

No social media, no collapse of American public life.
Yevgeny Simkin
July 9, 2020 5:09 am

What Statues Really Mean

It’s not hard to tell the difference between a monument to George Washington and a monument to a Confederate general.
Yevgeny Simkin
January 10, 2020 5:09 am

Why Won’t Facebook Take Deepfakes Seriously?

Facebook's new anti-deepfake policy is ridiculous.
Yevgeny Simkin