Every fortnight I curate among the observations and insights that had been shared on social media. I name these Friday’s Finds.
@vtg2 — “I’m starting to suppose ‘hindsight is 2020’ was some sort of message from a future time traveler that all of us misunderstood.”
@ComplexWales — “I had a teacher who filled the bell in Drama Hall with foam. As more students arrived, they simply joined in & it sometimes lasted a whole day. A few teachers kicked off but got nowhere. The headmaster didn’t believe in separating children by their date of manufacture.”
“It’s called the “Clothesline Paradox.” The creator, Steve Baer, was speaking about different vitality. The thesis is easy: You put your garments within the dryer, and the vitality you employ will get measured and counted. You cling your garments on the clothesline, and it “disappears” from the financial system. It struck me that there are a variety of issues that we’re coping with on the Internet which are topic to the Clothesline Paradox. Value is created, however it’s not measured and counted. It’s captured someplace else within the financial system.”
“But over the subsequent 5 years—as its safety crew would uncover the hack, probe it, then set it apart—Nortel, a worldwide technological juggernaut, would reply to one of many longest-running Chinese hacks of the last decade with a password replace and a sequence of overtures to Huawei. Owens [Nortel CEO] met repeatedly with Ren [Huawei founder] a couple of potential merger. He stepped apart in November 2005 for Mike Zafirovski, who in his earlier job as chief working officer at Motorola Inc. had practically closed a secret deal to purchase Huawei two years earlier. Under Zafirovski, Nortel and Huawei mentioned a three way partnership in routers and switches, a sale of its Ethernet division, and even a possible rescue throughout its last weeks.
None of these panned out, which can not have mattered a lot to the Chinese firm, as a result of as Nortel was collapsing, Huawei quietly employed about 20 Nortel scientists who’d been creating the groundwork for 5G wi-fi expertise.”
“‘Discourses of climate delay’ pervade current debates on climate action. These discourses accept the existence of climate change, but justify inaction or inadequate efforts. In contemporary discussions on what actions should be taken, by whom and how fast, proponents of climate delay would argue for minimal action or action taken by others. They focus attention on the negative social effects of climate policies and raise doubt that mitigation is possible. Here, we outline the common features of climate delay discourses and provide a guide to identifying them.”