Ken Layne at Wonkette points to this provocative video. Not entirely sure of its true provenance, or who's doing what, but it's definitely struck a popular chord, and gone viral. I remember protesting on Market Street in San Francisco a decade ago or so, near financial firms, and seeing bankers and business-folk sneer and mock our ragtag hordes. Nothing new, but the champagne sure is a nice touch.
Update: In the comments, Boing Boing reader Iaian says,
i was there that day. that's cipriani, an event space just off wall street. the cops had us blocked up in the intersection outside. the people on the balcony just happened to be there, so the crowd turned its focus on them. the angrier the the people in the street seemed to get, the more pleased the people on the balcony seemed to be. i really wish i'd brought a tomato.
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
CEO Dick Costolo will resign, to be replaced in the interim by Jack Dorsey
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