Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bohemians Youth Then and Now

Translation is like transferring perfume from one bottle to another. In the process, some of the fragrance will be lost

Michael Joseph

Michael Joseph has welcomed Swedish bestseller Fredrik Backman to its list in a six-figure deal

Czech out eclectic Brisbane based Britain born ceramic artist Nicolette Johnson. Since 2015 Nicolette has been dedicated to refining her throwing and glazing techniques, and creating cohesive bodies of work: ‘I am still drawn to clean lines and interesting shapes, but I am now  working more on incorporating elements of surprise and play into my pieces  ...'Ceramics - Nicolette Johnson

A Chinese billionaire may get a monopoly on a cancer drug backed by U.S. taxpayers STAT

How Did They Get So Rich? Matt Bruenig, Jacobin

What We Do Is Secret The Baffler

“DON’T be evil” is Google’s corporate motto. If only it were so simple. The online-search  giant is in a tricky spot after an employee published a long, anonymous memo online about  why women are under-represented in the technology industry. The main reason may not be  sexism, asserted James Damore, the young Harvard-educated software engineer later  revealed to be the memo’s author, but biological factors. Women are more interested in  people and emotions, he wrote, and tend towards “neuroticism”, meaning they are more  anxious than men and worse at handling high-stress jobs.
The ten-page memo also lamented liberal Silicon Valley’s new willingness to “discriminate to create equal representation” and its reluctance to hear opinions that clash with the mainstream view on diversity. On August 7th Mr Damore told Bloomberg, a news service, that he had been fired by Google. Sundar Pichai, the company’s boss, said that portions of the memo violated its code of conduct... Freedom

Game of Thrones chat episode 4: Dragon fire, more reunions and collecting the spoils of war

That was then... 
"The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers." -attributed to Socrates by Plato

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?