Why do we work so hard? - Ryan Avent
- "The problem is not that overworked professionals are all miserable. The problem is that they are not."
- "One of the facts of modern life is that a relatively small class of people works very long hours and earns good money for its efforts."
- "Willingly or unwillingly, those lower down the ladder worked fewer and fewer hours. Those at the top, meanwhile, worked longer and longer."
- "At the end of the day we can sit back and admire our work – the completed article, the sealed deal, the functioning app – in the way that artisans once did, and those earning a middling wage in the sprawling service-sector no longer do."
- Thanks to Brandon Hirdler for the article
Photographer Philip-Lorca diCorcia Talks - ASX
- "There is nothing that is being said by any photojournalist that hasn't been said a million times before."
Donald Trump is American journalism's great failure - Gregory J. Wallance
- "The problem is that they don't make them like [Edward R. Murrow] anymore."
Programming and Scaling - Alan Kay
- "About 80% of the cost of all software that is deployed in industry comes after the software has been successfully put out the first time."
- "Why did the internet turn out so well, and why can't we do regular software that way?"
Boot: Build it like a Pro(grammer)! - Anatoly Polinsky
- "Boot tasks are functions. boot.build is Clojure code. Customizing/fixing/understanding a task is no different than doing it for any other Clojure library. There is no mental gap of decyphering someone's DSL."