People say: “Don’t get so upset. Don’t take others’ politics or beliefs so personally.” I’ve been trying to put my finger on why this is so hard for me to accept. Most of the time, I am happy to live and let live with everybody, even when I disagree fiercely with their beliefs. But some… Continue reading R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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Nick Hanauer’s TED Talk

“Taxing the rich to make investments to make the middle class thrive is the single shrewdest thing we can do for [all].” Important background on this video here.   You might also like: No related posts.

Who You Calling “Slut”?

“When you judge someone, it doesn’t define the person you’re judging – it defines you.” Tulisa Contostavlos (story in The Guardian) A few months ago I had a Twitter exchange with a woman in the tech industry, who wrote that girls the age of her teenage son should not be allowed dress like “skanks”. I assumed… Continue reading Who You Calling “Slut”?

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SxSWi: Is Privacy Dead, or Just Very Confused?

I attended this session because : danah boyd (one of my heroes) and Judith Donath of MIT Media Lab and Harvard’s Berkman Center (whom I happen to know personally) were speaking. Also on the panel (and interesting in their own right): Siva Vaidyanathan (author of the forthcoming “The Googleization of Everything”), who said (among other… Continue reading SxSWi: Is Privacy Dead, or Just Very Confused?