The Internet Age, so much information. It’s a struggle to keep the time we spend each day consuming it within reasonable limits. To that end, we offer this curated list of daily links of interest…
Covered this week; The Year in Pictures from the New York Times… A problematic development for Uber in Europe… volatile workplaces for women… Bitcoin, seven questions you were too embarrassed to ask… Dick Enberg dies at 82… It’s time to revisit Trump’s history with women… Driverless cars became a reality in 2017 and hardly anyone noticed…
December 18, 2017
The Year in Pictures from the New York Times… some really incredible images.
December 19, 2017
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that Uber is officially a transport company and not a digital service… this could set a time-consuming precedent for the world’s leading rideshare company.
December 20, 2017
Covered in a few podcasts as well as on local and national news telecasts… this story about the Ford Motor Companies battle against workplace sexual harassment ends up being a precursor to the #metoo movement… the story covered in detail here on LongReads through the New York Times, is astonishing.
December 21, 2017
Bitcoin explained, how it works, and what ordinary people should know about the technology. Ars Technica explains.
December 22, 2017
Sportscaster Dick Enberg, the celebrated and beloved announcer who for decades delivered play-by-play of major American sports, often with his “Oh my!” catchphrase, has died, his family said. He was 82.
Jim Nance pays tribute for CBS Sports.
December 23, 2017
“We’re in the midst of a unique moment in modern history. Women are speaking up about the mistreatment they’ve suffered at the hands of powerful men – and people are actually listening. Remarkably, however, the highest-profile person in the nation, whose treatment of women is notably checkered, has largely escaped this current round of scrutiny. That has to change now. President Trump has to be put under this newly glaring spotlight.”
December 24, 2017
“On November 7, Waymo announced it would begin regularly testing fully driverless cars—without a safety driver—on public roads. It was a momentous announcement. A technology that had seemed like science fiction a decade earlier became a reality. And the announcement was greeted with a yawn by much of the media and the public—if they noticed at all.”