Avi fondly remembers Super Mario Brothers—not as a diversion, but rather as an inspiration that could ultimately lead her to a career in software engineering as she learns how to code.
Yes. That’s my story too, for sure. And this:
This could be useful.
I’ve got two new experiments happening at the exact same time:
So… okay… now what? I’ll let you know if anything magical happens here… I’m not entirely sure what to expect with Apple’s new “News” Channel thingy.
You will have a more user-friendly government, a more responsive government. A government that can work with individuals on individual problems in a more tailored way, because the technology facilitates that the same way it increasingly does for private-sector companies.
It might be a long-shot so I hope his team can get it figured out, work well together, and actually execute great ideas.
via The Atlantic:
Why do people mute their emotions in the face of greater suffering? A study from Keith Payne at the University of North Carolina found that “the collapse of compassion happens because when people see multiple victims, it is a signal that they ought to rein in their emotions [because] the alternative might seem too difficult.” It is a frustrating, yet nearly poetic, idea: The problem is not a lack of empathy, but the fear of feeling too much.
An interesting read about altruism and what may (or may not) motivate us to give.
Pretty helpful, especially as it relates to this job.
… and How It’s Rapidly Changing Thanks to Tech…
My last two roles had the title of Chief Communications Officer, which is often used interchangeably with Public Relations Officer which I think is much more “cool” when you consider the acronyms, CCO and PRO, with the latter being clearly the hipper one.
I mean, who doesn’t want to say: “Yup, I’m the PRO at such and such company.”
… Just kidding… that would be super-lame.