fastcompany.com: The Real Story Behind Jeff Bezos's Fire Phone Debacle And What It Means For Amazon's Future #
austin carr über das amazon fire phone:
"In meetings, all Jeff talked about was, '3-D, 3-D, 3-D!' He had this childlike excitement about the feature and no one could understand why," recalls a former engineering head who worked solely on Dynamic Perspective for years. "We poured surreal amounts of money into it, yet we all thought it had no value for the customer, which was the biggest irony. Whenever anyone asked why we were doing this, the answer was, 'Because Jeff wants it.' No one thought the feature justified the cost to the project. No one. Absolutely no one."
ich hatte so ein fire phone mal in der hand und habe dieses dynamische-3d-feature mal angesehen und hatte den gleichen gedanken: nett — aber wozu soll das jetzt gut sein? 5 minuten wow, mehr nicht. /ole reßmann
techcrunch.com: Decentralize All The Things! #
They gave us a fully decentralized Internet and we used it to build web services-Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, iCloud-so massively centralized they verge on being quasi-medieval fiefdoms. Now we're building the Internet of Someone Else's Things, wherein every room of every home will contain devices controlled by servers the homeowners don't know, control, or understand. What is wrong with us?
Don't try to blame ignorant, tech-illiterate users. The world's software developers do exactly the same thing, every time we push to or pull from Github:
Today is our quarterly reminder that Linus gave us a completely distributed VCS, so we stored all of our repos in a single point of failure.
— Gary Bernhardt
hystericalfeminisms.com: CONSENT #
guter text von emma holten:
The pictures are an attempt at making me a sexual subject instead of an object. I am not ashamed of my body, but it is mine. Consent is key. Just as rape and sex have nothing to do with each other, pictures shared with and without consent are completely different things.