Thought I’d write up some of the articles that I’d been reading that day…
- TechCrunch: Jack Dorsey Tries To Break Out Of The Bubble By Riding The Bus “Every Single Day” – Jack made a great point that, as technologists, we need to be grounded in real life. We want to make sure the technology we create is something that’s solving actual problems.
- NY Times: Disruptions: Let Silicon Valley Eat … Ramen Noodles? – Nick Bilton wrote an interesting piece about the role of money and the desire to make it in Silicon Valley culture. I’m sure this piece ruffled a few feathers.
- NY Times: Forgoing College to Pursue Dreams – I’m so fascinated by the state of higher-ed. I wonder when my future children are college-aged, if there’ll even be college as we know it today. Unlike before, I don’t think a college degree is a necessary part of the typical career path. This is a great profile on the work of the Thiel Fellowship.
- In The Capital: Cameras Watching Cameras: Speed Camera Rage Has Forced Police to Monitor Speed Traps – These speed cameras are all kinds of ridiculous. There’s that one moment when you’re not thinking, you speed slightly, and the camera gets ya. Three weeks later you get a ticket for $100-150. I get it. I was speeding. It’s illegal but… there just something about it that seems like it’s a miscarriage of justice. So, it doesn’t surprise me that people are lashing out. It’s sad that they’re having cops sit on the cameras.