Things are not the same now.
Things are not the same now.
I used to bicycle over 200 miles a week, and most of that was without even an odometer. One of the great joys was the feeling of "I am going to go that direction and see what happens" for x miles or y hours.
And if I needed to get somewhere specific, I'd look at a route in advance and head that direction. If I got mixed up, I'd just head in the right cardinal direction for a while. At 20 mph it's not like you're going to overshoot anything that dramatically, and if the destination area seemed esp. difficult I would just print out a map.
Why does every turn need to be precisely mapped, and why would it be a problem to miss a turn every once in a while. When did sport stop having any sense of adventure?
I'd really love to see Richard K. Morgan's Takeshi Kovacs series brought to the screen. Those are by far my favorite space noir books right now.
Slashdot: News for MBAs, stuff that makes a profit
Whether it's Apple innovating, or someone else, the patent system needs some desperate repairs.
And settling with Trolls does not do this. Settlements tend to be under NDAs, and therefore nobody knows how much was bled, how little the gain was, or how much you can hold a corporation hostage for. This leads to a prospectors climate, and the only way out is to force things into actual litigation and set new precedents.
It's short sighted of Apple (Cook) to avoid such lawsuits. They have the biggest war chest (what, still the better part of a trillion USD in cash holdings?), and can fix this problem for the rest of the tech sector. I feel that Jobs did this to some extent with the RIAA, and it makes Cook look spineless and short term report focused.
So, around the new year Bloomberg the person was a champion for Codecademy, giving them some (imho deserved) press, and initiating conversations here on
Now Bloomberg the media claims it's a terrible profession to go into.
I guess the world would be better if we all knew how to cook a nice, healthy, well rounded meal. Or how to change the oil on our cars. Or how to gut a fish. And, maybe we all shouldn't be trying to be chefs, mechanics, or fishing guides.
When I started I thought I had a point. I guess I don't. Coding is a great skill to have, and as a champion for liberal arts education, I believe many things make us well rounded, better thinkers, and more productive than narrowly doing only that for which we hope to get paid. It seems to me that there should be enough work to go around (every jackass has an app idea they can't write), and ageism seems a little... simplistic. Experience does have rewards, doesn't it?
The best we can hope for is some proper regulation and oversight over the petroleum companies.
Hobbyist in all sorts of fields develop expert ability. I'd make the argument that computer culture, especially in the case of web dev is one place where this is outstandingly obvious.
Maybe I'm missing something?
That's only half true to be honest. I have geographic limitations, and if those vanished there are plenty of interesting jobs. Are you sure there aren't for you also?
Because without government meddling companies would have infinity factories to produce infinity different meds.
But, coming up with a tax and needing to make up a whole new thing to spend money on just to justify the tax you want to create as an economic disincentive seems crazy to me. I'm sure others will inundate me with examples on all levels that make this appear to be the standard, but it seems to me that during a recession and during a time where the tax conversation is so vitriolic, inventing new revenue sources AND new expenditures is ridiculous.