I am not a fan – at all! – of the Silicon Valley culture that is a big influence in my work domain (actually, scratch that: in our entire life!), but this article points out a lot of beef I have against the start-up/IoT mindset. Interesting read I am sharing.
It was also just one of a whole constellation of companies that now operate under an ingenious model: take some banal product that has been sold forever at low margins, attach the disposable part to a proprietary system that pretends to improve it but really just locks pepole into a particular vendor, add a touch screen manufactured by Chinese tweens, call it “Smart,” and sell it to schlubby dads too indebted to buy a midlife crisis car and too unattractive to have an affair.
links: StreetArt News, Graffiti
As she was drawing this design into my skin, I slowly realized that this design, that I liked at first glance, suddenly came to take more signification in my mind.
The arrow pointing to the upper part of my body, to my head…
My intuition was “spot on” when I selected this design!
Can you tell I love it?
It takes time, experimentation and skill to master the fundamentals of any new topic. Beginners shouldn’t feel like they’re failing if they’re not using the library-du-jour or reactive-pattern of the week. It took me weeks to get Babel and React right. Longer to get Isomorphic JS, WebPack and all of the other libraries around it right. Start simple and build on that base.”
“His productivity reflected his sense of urgency: the book was conceived as a kind of message to the future. It is a law of history, he wrote, “that contemporaries are denied a recognition of the early beginnings of the great movements which determine their times.” For the benefit of subsequent generations, who would be tasked with rebuilding society from the ruins, he was determined to trace how the Nazis’ reign of terror had become possible, and how he and so many others had been blind to its beginnings.”