Thought Shrapnel #259 - Wonk(y)
Maciej Ceglowski of #Pinboard delivers some great lines in his latest talk, Notes from an Emergency:
"Silicon Valley brings us the worst of two economic systems: the inefficiency of a command economy coupled with the remorselessness of laissez-faire liberalism."
"Tech companies are run by a feckless leadership accountable to no one, creating a toolkit for authoritarianism while hypnotized by science-fiction fantasy."
Love this 'egosystem' vs 'ecosystem' graphic from Austin Klein's latest newsletter: http://mailchi.mp/austinkleon/weekly-newsletter-egosystems-vs-ecosystems?e=a32c010579
I got a new job! Well, a new position within my university. I'll be the Deputy Academic Director of the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. This is literally my dream job...the sort of thing I've been hoping for for over a decade. https://mastodon.social/media/vPb29b-hassKJ1R6PRo
Let's make this happen: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/banana-phone-a-phone-with-appeal-funny-design#/
Quality Mountain Days 9 & 10: Red Screes, Great Rigg, and Kentmere Pike
A thing called http://mavo.io/ was released yesterday, made by Lea Verou.
It's apparently a way to make web applications entirely from static HTML - it seems preeeetty awesome, and I want to try it out soon.
If anyone else does something with it, I'd like to know! :)
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