A useful overview of engineering manager archetypes to reflect and contrast the various responsibilities that managers can take on.
An interesting argument that uses Scott’s critique of high modernism to cast doubt on how beneficial machine learning will be for authoritarian regimes. Also a bit reminiscent of Weyl’s critique of technocracy.
Let’s hope it’s true.
A grand treatment by Arundhati Roy of the situation that India is in now.
I was saddened by reading that Iepe, a Dutch fixture here in Berlin, had passed away suddenly and far too young.
It’s common for angry people to be dismissed but it is also a fully wrong and unjust attitude.
A very thorough treatment of how “Good Intent” is harmful to diversity and inclusion.
A very thorough overview of William Gibson’s life and work which touches on a lot of familiar points. It reminds me that I should read Agency and makes me want to dive back and read the previous trilogies again.
“Tell them the contours of patriarchy closed in, but haven’t crushed me. I’m the same person I’ve always been, broke but stronger.
Tell whoever asks, that I’m still right here, and I — by which I mean we, us, women voices, mine and others — we’re not going away. We’re speaking up, erasing patriarchal privilege by calling it out.”
A striking story of a woman who writes against all odds.
I had put the Ray Dalio book on my do-not-read pile even before knowing exactly how evil it is.
A lovely set of easter eggs hidden in Switzerland’s official maps.