An excellent take on this absurd manifesto from the worst of Google’s engineering team. Yonatan Zunger breaks down why the entire thing is outright wrong and just how harmful it is to everyone both in and outside of the company. Something like this, and Google’s response to it, have the potential to shape the tech world for a long time to come.
Writing & Things of Interest
Holy shit, #LitmusLive is on Wednesday. Can’t wait to see all my #emaildesign and #emailmarketing friends in Boston!
A productive, but ultimately frustrating day today. Hate doing AIM-like, ambiguous logbook updates, but that’s all I’m going to say about it.
First day back to work after the longest vacation I’ve ever taken (week and a half). Getting my head back into working mode was difficult, but I still managed to get a fair amount done: blog post written and into WordPress, podcast recorded, a good meeting, and some work on next week’s workshops. A lot more to do on that last one, looks like I’m going to Starbucks tomorrow to knock it out.
This book update is quickly turning into a much larger project. May need to adjust the release date…
I’ve always wanted to learn to skateboard. Today I finally got one, along with my first injury (a very sore tailbone). Going to take a lot of practice, but I’m not giving up any time soon.