“We should treat personal electronic data with the same care and respect as weapons-grade plutonium — it is dangerous, long-lasting and once it has leaked there’s no getting it back.”
I have no idea if Mozilla can rescue Firefox and make it into something special again. And I’m not a foe of apps and search, or of Google and Apple. But I’m rooting for Firefox, because I think the big platform companies, for whom the browser isn’t a central product anymore, need competition. And I think a healthy, widely-used web matters.
Walt Mossberg, via ReCode
Go for lunch
This is the single best piece of business advice I can share with you: meet with people. Lunch is a great way to keep in touch, strengthen friendships, and sometimes be in the right place at the right time. At our studio, we stumbled into more (and often substantial) new work, just by sitting down with past/prospective clients over a burger and fries.
via Eric Karjaluoto
No, everyone on here shouldn’t need explanation on why AMP is bad. Especially when its a closed system that Google insists serving to your customers from Google’s private servers. No technologist or business person would/should ever stand for that. Yet we are forced to.
The discussion should really be, how do we dislodge Google from its current entrenched position.
Programmers will have to lead. Software is everywhere and nothing can happen without software. Programmers hence have a huge responsibility. A lot of things can go wrong because of the work of programmers. Uncle Bob takes the example of car crashes due to software issues. As the work of programmers is critical in so many fields, they must take the responsibility of what they’re building. If they don’t, governments and politicians will write the rules themselves: what processes, what languages or what platforms programmers should use. Uncle Bob finally explains the need for programmers to regulate themselves, define the ethics and principles they should follow and set a level of moral discipline to respect. It could lead to programmers taking an oath as doctors take the Hippocratic oath.
AGILE HAS FAILED. A PEEK AT THE FUTURE OF PROGRAMMING
“don’t have time for that” is the biggest excuse out there. When someone says they “don’t have time” for something, what they’re really saying is that a task isn’t as important or attractive as whatever else they have on their plate. Every person gets twenty-four hours of time every day and gets to spend those twenty-four hours however he or she chooses.
Chris Bailey →
Collaboration is not an option: It is reality.
Work gets done by humans. Humans with full lives, aspirations, fears, and values.