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 Best Books of 2018

The Best Books of 2018 — Read on kottke.org/18/12/the-best-books-of-2018 Digging into this today. I’ve been on an audiobook kick this year mainly due to my awesome AirPods. They are so comfortable to wear while I walk the dogs and workout. A few I enjoyed this year: Sapiens How to change your mind Why Buddhism is […]

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 […]