People expect technology to suck – kbpskilobitspersecond.com/2020/09/22/people-expect-technology-to-suck/
A few jobs ago, I was helping someone with a small tech issue, standing over their shoulder at their computer. The screen was unbelievably dark; I’m not exaggerating when I say it looked to be near 0% brightness. For all I knew, this person had some vision sensitivity or just a basic personal preference that […]
Ocean Vuong on being generous in your workthecreativeindependent.com/people/ocean-vuong-on-being-generous-in-your-work/
Ocean Vuong is an American poet and essayist based in New York City. Even though his most recent book, 2016’s Night Sky with Exit Wounds, was a collection of poems, Vuong is now engaged in the task of writing what he calls “the ghost of a novel.” His work is predicated on the notion that both reading and writing are acts that require generosity and a willingness to explore.
Own, Apologize, Repair: Coming Back to Integritynorasamaran.com/2016/08/28/variations-on-not-all-men/
There is a variation on ‘Not All Men.’ It is called ‘I Feel Bad When You Say That.’ My godson Kyle is six. He is fairly emotionally perceptive for his age, as his grownups have been working with him to create an emotionally responsible and self-aware boy who we hope will grow into an emotionally…
Blessed Are the Meek | Spike Art Dailyspikeartmagazine.com/en/articles/blessed-are-meek
“Generation Wuss” only wants to be liked, is incapable of dealing with criticism, and takes everything too seriously – this was the gist of a recent piece by Bret Easton Ellis in Vanity Fair. Responding to this no-holds-barred attack on today‘s twenty-somethings, the writer Harry Burke comes to his generation’s defence.
La nature est un champ de bataille: essai d'écologie politiqueeditions-zones.fr/spip.php
À l’automne 1982, les habitants du comté de Warren, dans le nord-est de la Caroline du Nord, se sont mobilisés pendant six semaines contre l’installation d’une décharge de déchets toxiquesnote. Quatre ans plus tôt, en 1978, une entreprise de gestion des déchets industriels avait entreposé illégalement dans la région d’importantes quantités de biphényles polychlorés (BPC), une substance utilisée notamment dans les transformateurs électriques et la peinture. Une fois découvertes, l’Éta...
Design is about values — Mike Press — Mediummedium.com/@MikePress/design-is-about-values-b116e7e12b67
Design makes a statement of what we want the world to be like. And in doing so, it is a political activity. Values are political, values express preferences about what problems are worth solving, and in whose interests they are solved. Values determine the degree to which design liberates or empowers the individual and those communities that make up the wider society.
Why Explore Space? A 1970 Letter to a Nun in Africalauniusr.wordpress.com/2012/02/08/why-explore-space-a-1970-letter-to-a-nun-in-africa/
Besides the need for new technologies, there is a continuing great need for new basic knowledge in the sciences if we wish to improve the conditions of human life on Earth. We need more knowledge in physics and chemistry, in biology and physiology, and very particularly in medicine to cope with all these problems which threaten man’s life: hunger, disease, contamination of food and water, pollution of the environment.