“It’s fantastic that everyone from the smallest child to the eldest grandparent can now use a computer with absolute minimal technical literacy, but its also a disaster. It didn’t used to be like this. Using an OS used to be hard work. When things went wrong you had to dive in and get dirty to fix things. You learned about file systems and registry settings and drivers for your hardware. Not any more.”—Kids can’t use computers… and this is why it should worry you - Coding 2 Learn (via radioon)
In startups, employees expect a level of transparency that doesn’t exist at large companies. At Apple, only the people who need to know are in the know about new products and sensitive internal company information. Contrasting this with a startup, team members are taking both a financial and career risk in joining and transparency makes employees feel secure in their risky decision. This starts with employees knowing where the company stands and it ends with knowing where the company is going.
“If you start your post off with any variant of “from an evolutionary psychological standpoint” in a thread about sexism/feminist issues you need to seriously consider not clicking the “add comment” button. Also, look up “projection”. I can honestly tell you that no, the reason I support women in tech is absolutely not so I can “get babes.”—ahweler
“I suggested to one of the high school girls I mentored that she would make a good web developer. … She looked at me and said “Really? You think so?” It’s obvious no one had ever told her that. This was probably the first time she ever considered this as a potential viable path.”—Alicia Liu
“I was opening at TEDxEast salon in November and was introduced as someone who “has such an interesting boyfriend, you might forget to talk to her.” […] I do have a fascinating boyfriend, but that was completely irrelevant to the event, the topic, and my talk.”—Kristen Taylor
“I was at an event where an older guy (50s married with college kids) was saying stupid flirty things to a young woman entrepreneur about how pretty she was etc. I pulled him aside and said for him to cut that shit out. So not cool. He had no idea what I was talking about. I asked him if his son was pitching me would he want me telling him how hot he looked? He got it, sent me a gift and next day and thanked me. It is never too late to learn.”—Joanne Wilson