Category Archives: Society

Passion is exploitable

In The Moderately Enthusiastic Programmer, Avdi Grimm is worried about a growing trend amongst software companies looking to hire programmers. He writes: “But when I look at job adverts demanding ‘passion’ I get a little involuntary shiver. I remember needing … Continue reading

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The Union of Councils

After some technical posts here’s finally one that is back on my blog’s stated topic, ‘naming things’. When I was a kid, we lived practically next door to some nice people. They were called the Council Folks. These people, it … Continue reading

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The opposite of thrifty

Spending is a key component of modern life. The biggest victory in post-war history was achieved not with guns and steel, but through spending: the United States successfully outspent the Soviet Union, as the latter went bankrupt trying to keep … Continue reading

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