I’m married to the CEO of a technology company. She didn’t study STEM in school. In fact, she admits to having steered clear of those classes, opting instead for a broad liberal arts education, one in which she pursued her passion for learning languages. Today, people invite her, as a one of those rare unicorns, “a woman in STEM,” to speak with young people about her career.Those Mythological “Jobs Of Tomorrow”
She is rarely invited back because she doesn’t tell the kids what their teachers want them to hear.
Instead, she tells them the truth, which is that her success is based on being self-motivated, being sociable, and working well with others.
Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape.William S. Burroughs
I cannot help to be quite cheerful seeing the increasing statistics of DuckDuckGo’s usage all over the world. Those numbers are updated – nearly live – on this page: https://duckduckgo.com/traffic
Go and spread the news (and it’s usage) !!!!
- The Fantasy of Opting Out – from Giacomo an interesting read about the “surveillance society” we live in, and one of the technique to try to avoid it: obfuscation;
- Stop Trying to Raise Successful Kids (And start raising kind ones.) – thanks Paolo for the input … being a parent is a thought work, and having good examples to follow is always an help;
- Skim reading is the new normal. The effect on society is profound — this article is living in my browser since… forever! It makes a strong point, and it’s also one of the most difficult article I’ve read. I use to re-read it (or try to) like an exercise to my attention;
My friend Ciro Esposito [*] has shared, over one of his social media channels, this pool by CoverJunkie celebrating the best magazine cover of the ’10s.
The selection of “my bests” was not easy, and I loved some provocative covers … mainly from Spain, I had to notice. What’s yours?
Ciro runs a great newsletter about graphics, typography and design … it’s in italian, but suggested links and articles comes from all over the world, so why not subscribe it? It’s called Dispenser.Design …
via Ars Technica
- Teens find circumventing Apple’s parental controls is child’s play – Apple’s Screen Time is meant to give customers a way to control their kids’ devices, but intrepid youngsters have exploited bugs and workarounds
- L’impronta dell’editore – a DataVis experiment by Andrea Zanni on Adelphi’s books library. Fascinating!
- How to be a better remote worker – this list works even if you’re at work in the same company on two different floors (or builing) with other people. Even more useful if you’re truly remote;
- To build trust, we could treat cybersecurity as a public good: Opinion – about trust and cyber-security;
- macOS 10.15 Vista – a sad situation, the first screens of a macOS system freshly upgraded to the latest 10.15 ‘Catalina’ release;
- Broken – following that previous article here’s some nasty things in Catalina which should have been addressed differently by Apple. All of this seems crappy M$ "Vista"-like software development… sigh!
- Remote Setup: The Remote Guide to Logistics. Incorporating, taxes, and hiring on a global team. – Doist, la software company dietro Twist e Todoist, racconta in questa guida le principali sfide da affrontare se si vuole creare una azienda con supporto al lavoro remoto;
- Facebook Forever — “In short, we need to learn to coexist with Facebook. Because Facebook will be with us forever.” … e purtroppo, appena qualche giorno dopo aver visto il mio 12° anniversario di iscrizione alla piattaforma, temo che sia davvero così. Non spariranno come MySpace o altre piattaforme dissolvendosi…