Technology

Web Gems (June 16)

Programmer gets fired for automating his job “When he first got his software testing quality assurance job, he spent eight months automating all of the programming tasks. With all of his tasks fully automated by a computer, he was able to literally sit back and do whatever he wanted.” He lived that life for six …

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Microsoft’s LinkedIn Ace

News: Microsoft acquires Linkedin for $26 billion. Microsoft just landed an ace. Linkedin is not just a social network for pros, it is a massive, crowdsourced HR consultancy (probably the biggest in the world). And more, it has grown into a digital media firm: the most influential business leaders publish well-received content in the space. Microsoft now …

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Web Gems (June 9)

Today’s web gems: One-Thing Shops: How about a superstore selling only soda (soft drinks), not a wholesaler, one set up like a supermart? I know of luggage-only shops. I wonder how one can port this idea to other types of businesses. A call for plodding bloggers: Tim Challies encourages Christian bloggers. OpenAI: Artificial Intelligence for …

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I fight for the users

Who do you fight for? Anyone working in IT has to choose. It is easy to settle into the mould of the tech-overlord who monitors users’ activities and punishes erring behaviour by unplugging the cable or limiting wi-fi access. It’s not ‘us’ against ‘them’. We exist because they are. Then again, they are (remain productive at …

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