A week in review, 2018-W47

Wrote

Read

  • Douglas Rushkoff, Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam, Medium (2018-10-10). When it's looked at the way a software developer would, it's clear that UBI is really little more than a patch to a program that's fundamentally flawed. The real purpose of digital capitalism is to extract value from the economy and deliver it to those at the top. If consumers find a way to retain some of that value for themselves, the thinking goes, you're doing something wrong or "leaving money on the table."
  • Steven G. Rogelberg, Cliff Scott and John Kello, The Science and Fiction of Meetings, Sloan Management Review (2007-01-01). Although most employees believe that they have above-average meeting-oriented skills, that cannot be so. The reality is that many companies would see significant improvements if employees simply learned some of the basics: when to call meetings, how to prepare an agenda, how to encourage participation and how to manage cultural differences and resolve conflicts.
  • Evan Osnos, Facebook and the Age of Manipulation, The New Yorker (2018-11-15). The portrait of Facebook presented in the Times, as in other reports over the past two years, is no longer that of a hacker but, rather, that of a practiced participant in this golden age of manipulation, in which influential organizations—companies, candidates, murky political actors—use their power to shape political outcomes in ways they don’t disclose and that the public rarely fully understands.
  • Stephen Johnson, The True Story Behind the Legendary "Lost Ending" of THE SHINING, Thirteenth Floor (2016-03-10).
  • Kelly Boutsalis, Reclaiming our Mohawk heritage, one app-supplied word at a time, Mashable (2018-11-15).

Listened

Watched

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Photo

Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Gratin with Shallots and Gruyère

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