Saturday, June 14, 2014

On Political Correctness

I have often heard it said by folks (usually ones that use PC as a pejorative) that politically correct speech is a club that is used to protect the delicate feelings of those that can't face the real world. I look at it differently. I think of it as simply being the recognition that my feelings might not be the only ones that matter and so I should think about what words I am using because someone else might be hurt by my words.

In other words, I think of it as not acting like a child and accepting that it isn't always about me.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tesla Motors turns all its patents over to the open source movement

Tesla Motors turns all its patents over to the open source movement:
 "Electric carmaker Tesla announced Thursday it was giving up its patents to “the open source movement” to help spur electric vehicle technology. "

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nicely done

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Paul Gigot - Deeply concerned

Wall Street Journal editor: Don’t hike minimum wage because workers ‘learn’ from poverty:

"“Look, I worked for the minimum wage,” he explained. “Two bucks an hour back in the 1970s. I had jobs that — what did I learn? I learned to show up on time, I learned certain skills, and I learned I didn’t want to make the rest of my life so I better get an education.”"

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