Links for Friday April 12th 2019

  • A New Luxury Retreat Caters to Elderly Workers in Tech (Ages 30 and Up) – The New York Times
    On the face of it, this is an absurd idea, born to soak up the excess cash of the over-privileged. Counterpoint: I am in my 40s. I no longer have the time, energy, or desire to spend my spare time studying the latest hot tech framework (at the expense of seeing friends, or basic life admin), or to re-skill into machine learning or the next highly-employable trend. I *am* becoming irrelevant in my own industry. I would love help figuring out how to cope with that better – both personally and professionally. (And I know I've got it easy…)

Links for Monday March 4th 2019

  • Daring Fireball: Life as a Facebook Moderator
    The article he's linking to has been doing the rounds, but it's Mr Gruber's critique I found especially resonant, particular this quote: "There is something fundamentally wrong with a platform that – while operating exactly as designed – requires thousands of employees to crush their own souls." I use Facebook these days, but I still think that broadly, we'd all actually be better off if it was simply shut down. I don't think it provides any net benefit that we did not manage better with other tools before it existed.

Links for Monday February 18th 2019