mostly white guys with deep math skills, and minimal extroversion
OK, I get it - being a while guy is bad. But why is it bad to be competent and good at your job, which is what deep math skills means? Aren't they advocating for training more good programmers?
Canada's status as an "energy superpower"
is just wishful thinking from a few years back when Harper was PM. What kind of "energy superpower" can't even export our "energy" resources to global markets? Something that doesn't exist can not possibly be threatened.
"I'm not sure what Microsoft has done to Skype, but it sucks now," he writes.
When did Skype NOT suck? Yes, at some point it was a fairly novel, affordable/free product "for the masses", but it was never a product that didn't suck in multiple aspects such as UI, stability, functionality just to name a few.
Those who can, do; those who can't, write. Those who can't write work for the Bell Labs Record.