Google’s caste system is bad for workers—and bad for Google, too — Quartz

We were at the world’s most enviable workplace, allegedly, but were repeatedly reminded that we would not be hired full-time and were not part of the club. Technically, we were employees of a legal staffing agency whose staff we’d never met. We didn’t get sick leave or vacation and earned considerably less than colleagues with […]

The Digital Maginot Line

The Digital Maginot Line — Read on www.ribbonfarm.com/2018/11/28/the-digital-maginot-line/ Influence operations exploit divisions in our society using vulnerabilities in our information ecosystem. We have to move away from treating this as a problem of giving people better facts, or stopping some Russian bots, and move towards thinking about it as an ongoing battle for the integrity […]

Wall Street Rule for the #MeToo Era: Avoid Women at All Cost – Bloomberg

No more dinners with female colleagues. Don’t sit next to them on flights. Book hotel rooms on different floors. Avoid one-on-one meetings. — Read on www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-03/a-wall-street-rule-for-the-metoo-era-avoid-women-at-all-cost Finally, he landed on the solution: “Just try not to be an asshole.” That’s pretty much the bottom line, said Ron Biscardi, chief executive officer of Context Capital Partners. […]

Airstream’s Nest is a cozy, futuristic trailer

Starting at $45,900, the 16-foot, seven-inch rolling home breaks the mold and goes for a minimalist design. — Read on www.engadget.com/2018/11/24/hands-on-airstream-nest/ For the price of one of these cool trailers you could buy four of the trailers we have lived in for over 4 years. Oh and you could have put our solar system setup […]