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.
Link: The three hot trends in Silicon Valley horsehit
links: StreetArt News, Graffiti
Perusing through a pile of old Playboy a friend collects, he showed me this, knowing my sphere of interests in history. I always said it: I read Playboy for their articles!
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#mtl #montreal #city #urban #church #stjameschurch #stjames #fog #sky #cityscape #urbanscape #cityphotography #walk #photography
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.”