A man in Maryland got misidentified by twitter users as the perpetrator of a deplorable attack and he published an article about what the experience was like for him. The accusation was retreeted half a million times. This part jumped out at me:
I learned something important today. I had an idea to suggest to someone. But I wasn’t neutral about this idea.
The article linked below espouses a concept I’ve always found to be true but never fully appreciated as clearly as it is explained here.
In the mid-90s I got interested in the stock market and had a bit of money to invest so I opened an account with Charles Schwab.
Are you like me? Do you find yourself checking your Facebook news feed regularly and with ever increasing frequency? When you see a good movie, or take a cool photo, or experience something unique, is your first thought “I need to write a status update about that”?
Twenty nine years ago, I started my first and, up till now, only job, at Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ (the lobby of which is pictured above). Bell Labs was a magical place in those days, sort of like a cross between a corporate think tank and a Grateful Dead concert.
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