Facebook Campus in Menlo Park, CA.
Chief executive Tim Cook confirms the Apple Watch will ship in April to take on Google, Samsung, Sony and LG
I think this is only surprising if you’re naive or not around any real kids. My other thought is that I wonder how many adults only spend 2 hours a day looking at screens?
Like games and TV before them, setting arbitrary limits for phone or tablet use seems pointless to me. Sure, doing nothing all day but playing on a device is bad for anyone, but every person is different. Humanity is more adaptable and resilient than we realize.
Following in the footsteps of Panasonic, Samsung says it will end production of plasma display panels by the end of this year.
Via Daring Fireball.
“Layoffs are more than just losing a job; they’re gaining a mountain of uncertainty, stress and financial concerns,” one developer told me. “I have moved my family more than seven times over the last 16 years, across the country and up and down the west coast. I’m a pro at living with very few material possessions, as I grew tired of lugging them around. As you can imagine all those moves put an enormous stress on relationships, both personal and professional. Your circle of immediate friends shrinks to zero with every move.”
I really don’t understand why any great software engineer would work for these sort of companies. It’s not a sustainable life. I’d guess game companies hire 20-something developers much more than experienced devs for this very reason.
What an interesting take on the Apple-Beats deal.
For the steam-punk cosplay technologist in your life.
Bloomberg saying "you can't teach a coal miner to code" is worse than offensive. It's akin to saying "you can't teach a slave to read." He should be called to account for it.
While his larger point about needing a variety of solutions to unemployment problems is fair, coding is a skill exactly like reading and writing any natural language. No one would hold up Hemingway or Tolstoy as a reason not to teach reading and writing, so please don't do it for technical skill. You don’t have to land a job as a senior engineer at Google or Facebook to develop coding proficiency and benefit from that knowledge. We live in a technological society now; people should be encouraged to adapt, not discouraged.
In start-up land, the young barely talk to the old (and vice versa). That makes for a lot of cool apps. But great technology? Not so much.
A real great article. At places early on, it borders on youth bias, likely because the guy writing it is in grad school and doesn’t realize his own bias. But once you get passed that, the piece has some excellent insight and ideas as it carries along. Good stuff.
Sounds like baby steps. But baby steps in the right direction, at least.