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Remote Work Woes

( ) Just got an update from the service operation team where I work. WebEx has become unusable due to load. It’s a global problem. Hopefully, Cisco can add capacity to meet demand. I am concerned with how much the outsourced services like Zoom, WebEx, Teams, can handle the demand. The services are being stress-tested this week. According to POTUS and others, this is our life for the next five months.…

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Why Paul Ford (Still) Loves Tech

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Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry by Paul Ford The things we loved — the Commodore Amigas and AOL chat rooms, the Pac-Man machines and Tamagotchis, the Lisp machines and RFCs, the Ace paperback copies of Neuromancer in the pockets of our dusty jeans — these very specific things have come together into a postindustrial Voltron that keeps eating the world. We accelerated progress itself, at least the capitalist and dystopian parts. Sometimes I’m proud,…

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