Read : 2018-12-19

by shwolff

Today’s selection of articles:

  1. 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.”
  2. 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 .
  3. 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.
  4. The strongest amongst us are not applauded for their growth, yet bloom in silence“, by Tony Fahkry (, 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.
  5. ‘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).
  6. Top 5 plays from NCAA Volleyball Championship Weekend (2018)” (Twitter, 2018-12-18). OMG the featured liberos are so good!!!

For reference:

  1. ITL Opportunities” (, 2018-12-18). Job postings in the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Information Technology Laboratory.
  2. CVB’s recommended English translations of Dante’s Divine Comedy: (1) Hollander (2) Singelton.