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Weizenbaum examines computers and society - The Tech
I think the computer has from the beginning been a fundamentally conservative force. It has made possible the saving of institutions pretty much as they were, which otherwise might have had to be changed. For example, banking. Superficially, it looks as if banking has been revolutionized by the computer. But only very superficially. Consider that, say 20, 25 years ago, the banks were faced with the fact that the population was growing at a very rapid rate, many more checks would be written than before, and so on. Their response was to bring in the computer. By the way, I helped design the first computer banking system in the United States, for the Bank of America 25 years ago.
computers  programming  business  politics  history  technology  via:jomc 
19 days ago by ignatz
The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies - Bloomberg
Bloomberg claims that companies have/had chinese spy hardware in their servers
business  china  hacking  security  hardware  amazon  apple 
october 2018 by ignatz
Farmers Demand Right to Fix Their Own Dang Tractors - Modern Farmer
Farmers are fed up with being forced to endure long, inefficient repair processes.
drm  wtf  oppression  business  tractors 
july 2016 by ignatz
Silicon Valley's "Body Shop" Secret: Highly Educated Foreign Workers Treated Like Indentured Servants | NBC Bay Area
A year-long investigation by NBC Bay Area and The Center for Investigative Reporting uncovers misuse of H-1B Visas meant to recruit foreign workers at Silicon Valley tech firms, leaving some without jobs...
business  no 
october 2014 by ignatz
This is Uber's playbook for sabotaging Lyft | The Verge
This is the kind of thing they did in the Nixon white house
business  uber  lyft  villainy  startups 
august 2014 by ignatz
Passions Network
all possible/impossible shared interests as dating services
dating  sex  business  ha 
january 2013 by ignatz
LRB · James Meek · In the Sorting Office
postal services in the shiny new market world
business  lrb  mail  lot49 
april 2011 by ignatz
April 16, big day for releases to support record stores
music  business  holidays 
march 2011 by ignatz
Not Hired
Resume failures and other delights.
onejoke  ha  business  mockery  blog 
july 2009 by ignatz
Vioxx maker Merck and Co drew up doctor hit list | The Australian
AN international drug company made a hit list of doctors who had to be "neutralised" or discredited because they criticised the anti-arthritis drug the pharmaceutical giant produced.
villainy  commerce  pharmaceuticals  drugs  medicine  business  crime 
april 2009 by ignatz
Poynter Online - Late Editor Blames Three Key People for Newspapers' Demise
I want to say that there are three people in the world responsible for their demise, and -- because I have always loved newspapers, even when they weren't on my porch or in my driveway -- I want to say I'm mad at them about it. And, therefore, I want to record for posterity who they are, and why we should be mad at them.
newspapers  journalism  media  business 
march 2009 by ignatz
"My major hobby is teasing people who take themselves & the quality of their knowledge too seriously & those who don’t have the courage to sometimes say: I don’t know...." The author of The Black Swan.
finance  books  economics  business  philosophy 
march 2009 by ignatz
Notional Slurry » Personal brand: red hot, with a smell of burnt flesh
Branding is not for people. Branding is for cattle. Branding is for slaves. Do you imagine it’s a coincidence that branding is for property?
failure  culture  via:britta  marketing  business  newspeak 
february 2009 by ignatz
Coding Horror: Profitable Until Deemed Illegal
581% evil combination of auctions, home shopping network, and a slot machine. brilliance and wickedness.
business  commerce  villainy  ha  ecommerce  auction 
december 2008 by ignatz
Analyze This: Hoaxer Haunts Earnings Calls -
Business-speak hoaxer shows up on analyst concalls, causes minor havoc
business  pranks  commerce  monkeywrench  wsj  prankster  ha 
february 2008 by ignatz
Last orders for Guinness? (BBC)
Stout orders down and they're producing some abomination called "Red" now
drink  news  ireland  alcohol  beer  business  failure  gaaaah  Guinness  marketing  commerce  villainy  no 
november 2007 by ignatz
Category:Failed Apple initiatives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
When your company has a whole category on the wiki for its failed initiatives...
wikipedia  technology  business  doh  failures  hubris 
may 2006 by ignatz
The Cubes™
make your own office cubicle play set and then shoot yourself in the face
business  culture  games  office  toys  work 
april 2006 by ignatz
copyranter: CLEARLY defining your target audience.
Ads for rich people who like to be told they're cool for being rich.
ads  advertising  eattherich  commerce  business  assholes 
december 2005 by ignatz
Japanese Automakers Forge Extensive International Alliances
charts showing the interrelationships among auto manufacturers and suppliers
autos  cars  business  industry  globalization  charts  reference  visualization 
december 2005 by ignatz
Find-A-Human -- IVR Phone S... - Approved*
How to get a human; shortcuts for major voicemail systems.
reference  tools  technology  usa  howto  hacks  consumer  cool  business 
september 2005 by ignatz
DAK Industries: Drew Kaplan Greets Past DAKonians at DAK!
Drew Alan Kaplan, Hype Maniac of Electronics from the 80s, returns on the Web.
commerce  wackos  hype  sales  business 
september 2005 by ignatz
The Trump Blog
Donald Trump has a blog. The Circle is Complete.
blog  business  tv  80s  assholes  trump  commerce  internet 
august 2005 by ignatz

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