Email-ul nu e problema

Cam da, motiv pentru care nu Slack și notificările sunt problema pentru unii oameni, ci faptul că nu știu să comunice sau să filtreze și organizeze canalele de comunicare într-un mod util.

“So here’s the thing that you’re bad at, which is why none of the fifty different email apps you’ve bought for your phone have fixed the problem: when you get these messages, you aren’t making a conscious decision about:

– how important the message is to you
– whether you want to act on them at all
– when you want to act on them
– what exact action you want to take
– what the consequences of taking or not taking that action will be

This means that when someone asks you to do a thing, you probably aren’t going to do it. You’re going to pretend to commit to it, and then you’re going to flake out when push comes to shove. You’re going to keep context-switching until all the deadlines have passed.

In other words: The thing you are bad at is saying ‘no’ to people.”

Email isn’t the thing you’re bad at.

De ce grupurile cu venituri mici devin naționaliste

“While many people in the top 20 or 30 per cent of the educational and economic hierarchy have become less attached to national social contracts in the past couple of generations, most people have actually become MORE attached to them. There are several reasons for this. The welfare state has been expanding not contracting in recent decades—think tax credits and the rise of housing benefit—and although state employment overall has been in decline, if you live in some of the most run down parts of Britain you are more likely than ever to be employed by the state. The fragmentation and disappearance of a once familiar industrial working class culture and the declining status of much non-graduate employment may also have contributed to a greater attachment to the symbols and benefits of national citizenship. The loss of tight local communities may have produced a stronger attachment to the imagined community of the nation. And the benefits of national belonging CAN be diminished by European integration and rapid, large scale immigration: this is not merely false consciousness.”

Reflections of a referendum fence-sitter

Trei chestii despre alegerile din 2016

M-am întors din Hong Kong și Japonia. Am văzut Facebook-ul plin de lucruri despre alegeri pe lângă panica locală despre Brexit dar dat fiind că n-am votat pentru primărie in București din motive de depărtare față de țară am zis să las pentru posteritate niște cuvinte și imagini care să vorbească de la sine peste câțiva ani:

Cine sunt candidații?

Politico: Six faces of Romania’s rotten politics.

“Want to run for mayor, but you’ve been convicted for graft or jailed for abuse of office? No problem. 

Neither Ponta’s exit, prompted by a deadly nightclub fire blamed on officials turning a blind eye to safety regulations, nor a crackdown by the DNA anti-graft agency that led to indictments against 1,250 public officials — including a prime minister — last year, have put an end to the problem.

Part of the challenge is that Romanian law doesn’t prevent people involved in corruption probes from competing for official posts, such as the 3,000 mayoral posts and 8,000 top spots in city and town councils that are up for grabs.

Prezența în București:

Prezenta la vot in Bucuresti

Prezența în alte județe:

BEC 2016 - Prezenta la vot top 5 judete


Erau chiar povești despre oameni care și-au anulat buletinele de vot, că „ei nu au cu cine să voteze” de parcă ar fi o chestie de mândrie faptul că lași pe alții să-ți decidă soarta (chiar dacă e dreptul tău).

Cine a votat de fapt: 

Profilul demografic al alegatorilor in 2016

Doar cu imaginile astea ai putea să ghicești cine a ieșit, nici nu mai trebuie să zici mare lucru 🙂