Schmidt, according to associates, lost some energy and focus after losing the China decision. At the same time, Google was becoming defensive. All of their social-network efforts had faltered. Facebook had replaced them as the hot tech company, the place vital engineers wanted to work. Complaints about Google bureaucracy intensified. Governments around the world were lobbing grenades at Google over privacy, copyright, and size issues. The “don’t be evil” brand was getting tarnished, and the founders were restive.
In his letter to an editor in 1975 titled “How do we tell truths that might hurt?”, which was critical of several programming languages contemporaneous with COBOL, computer scientist and Turing Award recipient Edsger Dijkstra remarked that “The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should, therefore, be regarded as a criminal offense.”
contemporaneous = occurring in the same period of time. (comtemporary)
• those proclaiming they have liberated content or put the free tools into the workers' hands have merely commodified relationships and driven companies relentlessly to having to sell ads or sell lists of people to data mine — ultimately technocommunism subverts and perverts what it invades with lies about being for the public's good, and harms the public interest.
Pressure was mounting back in the US to “kill Assange”. The period of the most heated vitriol on US and Canadian television coincided with the issuing of both EAWs, the INTERPOL Red Notice, and the release of the US diplomatic cables (see Timing of EAW and INTERPOL Red Notice).
I recently noted how conventional cost accounting inexorably focuses executives' attention on increasing short-term profits by cutting costs.
Why Amazon Can't Make A Kindle In the USA (2017--08) By Steve Denning. @ www.forbes.com…
Afterward, Ann demands a divorce from John. In the ensuing argument, John gleans that Ann has been to Graham's, and that she made a video. He hits Graham and locks him out of the house, then watches Ann's tape. In it, Ann says she has never felt any kind of “satisfaction” from sex. After Graham asks if she ever thinks of having sex with other men, she admits she has thought of Graham.
Others used it to blast New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez's ongoing attempts to repeal a state law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain a driver's license. The governor has put the repeal, which was defeated in the regular session earlier this year, on the agenda for a September special session. “Most are just working to support their families and to take away their driver's license would be detrimental to that,” Parker said.
Bruce William Boxleitner (born May 12, 1950) is an American actor, and science fiction and suspense writer. He is known for his leading roles in the television series How the West Was Won, Bring 'Em Back Alive, Scarecrow and Mrs. King (with Kate Jackson), and Babylon 5 (as John Sheridan in seasons 2–5, 1994–1998). He is also known for his role as the eponymous character of the innovative Walt Disney Pictures film Tron, a role which he reprised in the 2010 sequel, Tron: Legacy.
The book gives a revisionist take on some details of Microsoft's history and the relationship between Mr. Gates and his former partner, the two of whom have long been viewed as cordial if not close friends. The book has created a rift between Messrs. Gates and Allen, say people who know both men. In the book's acknowledgments section, Mr. Allen thanks Mr. Gates along with 17 other people for "general and logistical assistance."
Microsoft Co-Founder Hits Out at Gates
By Nick Wingfield, Robert A Guth. @ online.wsj.com…
revisionist = Advocacy of the revision of an accepted, usually long-standing view, theory, or doctrine, especially a revision of historical events and movements. (AHD)
When a person's sanity is at balance, when human passion is raging, no etiquette must get in the way.