Read : 2018-12-19
Today’s selection of articles:
- “Google isn’t the company that we should have handed the Web over to“, by Peter Bright (Ars Technica, 2018-12-17). An article highlighting Google’s increasing dominance in web and mobile browsing, its implications for Web development, and the company’s history of self-interest. As to the title: Should we hand the Web over to any company or organization? “Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
- “Designing personal curricula for lifelong learning“, by Kunal Shandilya (The Startup, 2018-06-30). Elementary ideas for planning efficient and effective self-learning, especially the big-picture planning. Interestingly, for day-to-day learning, the author advocates the Leitner system of spaced repetition using flashcards .
- “The truth about aging in the tech industry“, by Angela DeLillio Galper (Medium, 2018-12-17). A frank if personal look at a woman’s career in tech, and the exclusionary feeling the majority can intentionally or implicitly convey.
- “The strongest amongst us are not applauded for their growth, yet bloom in silence“, by Tony Fahkry (Mission.org, 2018-08-01). The writing is often maudlin, but the core idea resonates with me: Work hard, don’t complain, grow, and bloom without demanding attention.
- “‘It’s been a rout’: Apple’s iPhones fall flat in world’s largest untapped market“, by Newley Purnell & Tripp Mickle (Wall Street Journal, 2018-12-18).
- “Top 5 plays from NCAA Volleyball Championship Weekend (2018)” (Twitter, 2018-12-18). OMG the featured liberos are so good!!!