Which sort of tech actually makes the most daily difference to the largest number of people?
Disdain for “political correctness” is often positioned as a concern that some important truth is not being spoken for fear of offending someone. But that concern is nothing but smoke and mirrors.
AdaCamp will be a one day “unconference” (that is, it will have free-form sessions scheduled by participants) focussed on furthering women’s work in open technology and culture. It will be held on Saturday January 14 in Melbourne, some travel funding is available.
There was a bit of a controversy on Sunday when The Daily Telegraph, which is apparently still passing for a newspaper, put up a story called “PM Julia Gillard and Senator Pansy Wong – a reluctant embrace of an emotive… Read More ›
Have social attitudes to female criminals changed since Queen Victoria’s time?
Privacy concerns, location monitoring, surveillance culture – especially relevant given the recent “Privacy is for Paedos” line spun by an ex-editor of the News of the World at the UK phone-hacking inquiry.
It’s Time: new ad from Get Up.
This is why I personally care about diversity: it’s the canary in the coal mine for meritocracy. When we see extremely skewed demographics, we have very good reason to suspect that something is wrong with our selection process, that it’s not actually as meritocratic as it could be.
I think that most of us here probably waste far more than we need to (I certainly do), but at the same time, most of us probably have our own little small personal economies to reduce waste, and it strikes me that sharing these with each other could be useful.
What proportion of tradies would you guess are women?