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RT @ezraklein: This is your regular reminder that primaries should be decided using ranked-choice voting.
Ironically, the reason many tech platforms have created billionaires is bc they track you without your knowledge, amass your personal data& sell it without your express consent. You don’t own your data, & you should. And btw, the internet was created w/ publicly funded research. https://twitter.com/mystic7/status/1230346254997049346
 
What deal did Mark Zuckerberg make with President* Trump when they had dinner together recently in the White House? https://twitter.com/edwardgluce/status/1229588677984165888?s=21 https://twitter.com/ifindkarma/status/1219414405605015552?s=21
 
I love you and what you stand up for, but you are wrong on this. The tech platforms have business models that use your data to deliver services and ads to you, but they do not resell your data to others. The ones who do that are banks, credit card companies, and telcos.
RT @pahlkadot: Holy cow. @KairosAerospace @arigesher, we need you. "Now scientists say we’ve dramatically underestimated how much methane w…
I love this analogy from @pahlkadot! Any technology is like running shoes. Most of what's required to succeed has nothing to do with the shoes you wear https://twitter.com/EmilyTav/status/1230167402954010624
 
Great analogy. Related, if less tangible: “Even if a tool did everything *except the thinking* for you…the best you could hope for would be a 30% improvement in productivity. In order to do better than that, you have to change the way you think.” ~Fred Brooks, Mythical Man Month
RT @pahlkadot: Yes and please support her @fairfightaction group to reduce voter suppression this November.
I just realized I’d never posted the slides from my EdCrunch talk in Moscow last October, Learning in the Age of Knowledge on Demand. Here it is on slideshare: http://bit.ly/2V6h4Zl
RT @angelquicksey: Nava is hosting an event! It's called Impact at Scale: Big Tech → Civic Tech. @pahlkadot & @mattcutts & @shashasha & @Q…
RT @Noahpinion: ICYMI: My old thread about why our country's over-production and under-employment of educated people with high expectations…
This is very smart. All of the Democratic candidates and their teams should be reading this. Opinion | Dems Beware: Don’t Be Like Mitt in 2012 https://politi.co/37uKeUt via @politico
RT @BillHiggins: I’ve been a developer for 20 years, but last year I jumped into the deep end of the AI pool with a leadership job in Watso…
This is well worth reading. https://www.commonwealmagazine.org/reading-buttigieg
RT @RBReich: Over the last decade, half of all donations to Super PACs came from just 25 people. If this isn’t the mark of a kleptocracy,…
RT @pahlkadot: Agreed. And thanks for the rigorous rejection of "services" over service. The word matters.
RT @jamesoreilly: Well this is mind-boggling. Living robots built using frog cells: Tiny 'xenobots' assembled from cells promise advances f…
RT @lee_gsc: We really just don't talk enough about how @ewarren created an entire federal agency for the purpose of holding corporations a…
Not thrilled that Bloomberg bought my phone number. Isn't this kind of unsolicited texting spam somehow illegal?
 
Public info. Voter files. A big industry.
 
Have you made any political donations? If so, your phone number is in a public database of donors. It has become a major disincentive for me to make donations. I get random calls from would-be congressional candidates in states far from my own.
 
Ugh, I have. That likely explains it. I figured that might be the case but thought such data would have restrictions on its use.
RT @Noahpinion: Sectoral bargaining, co-determination, and a $15 federal minimum wage would definitely restore labor's power to its former…
RT @pahlkadot: I claim OKC as one of my places, since I spent much of every summer there at my grandparents' house as a kid. Happy to see t…
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Great message. @MikeBloomberg can afford to run this as a campaign ad, but I'd be game to see every media outlet running it for free as a Public Service Announcement. https://twitter.com/MikeBloomberg/status/1226580658807504897
In general, I find it true that countries I visit that are routinely derided in the US financial press actually have a better quality of life than the US, across multiple dimensions.
RT @bryce: Hosting a little @indievc Scout meetup in NYC tonight. If you’re in the pilot and in the area, shoot me a note or DM for details.
RT @LynnOvermann: We should stop calling these cuts "savings". It's highly probable that cutting these programs will cause increased costs…
That being said, the article does make a bit of a case that excessive competition has its downsides for workers.
It says a lot about today's idea of what matters in the economy that Japan is seen as a failure, while the US is a success. Everything is being optimized for the stock market rather than for what matters to most people.
"Over the past 20 years, Japan has become more competitive, while America has become more monopolistic or oligopolistic. Between 1997 and 2017, [top four] market share...fell in Japan from approximately 15% to 11%. In the US, [it] rose from approximately 26% to approximately 35%"
"In the U.S., a comparable analysis suggests approximately 35 percent of each market is locked up by the top four players ... All said, Japan’s markets and industries are about three times more competitive than those of America."
Eye-opening. Japan as a beacon of true free market capitalism. Bad for financial markets, but not for consumers: "In Japan, the top four companies in each industry control approximately 11% of their industry’s revenues. This is true across all industries” https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/02/06/commentary/japan-commentary/japans-problem-much-competition/
Fascinating perspective! "There is nothing inherent to tech companies that requires that so many of them fail to live up to their aspirational valuations, aside from the way they’re funded." https://alexdanco.com/2020/02/07/debt-is-coming/amp/?__twitter_impression=true
RT @seanilling: I don't co-sign everything James says in this conversation, but I'll say this: politics IS about power. And sometimes there…
On Feb. 20 in Washington DC, @pahlkadot, founder of @codeforamerica, and @cecmunoz, @NewAmerica’s vice president for public interest technology and local initiatives, will host a screening of Parks and Rec, and talk technology and government https://slate.com/technology/2020/02/come-watch-parks-and-recreation-with-jennifer-pahlka-and-cecilia-munoz.html via @slate
Interesting perspective on the failings of political targeting rather than just showing up everywhere, and reaching out to those not already obviously with you. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/07/us/politics/pete-buttigieg-iowa-caucus.html
This is a fabulous thread. It is spectacularly true. It also applies to many other kinds of government activities, including laws and regulations. It should be made into a poster that is put up in every government contracting office and in every congressional office too! https://twitter.com/waldojaquith/status/1225144152641474560
I've been saying for a long time that augmented reality is not a far future thing. Google maps has been a killer augmented reality app from the beginning, and it is getting richer and richer. @sundarpichai obviously believes the same thing. https://www.wired.com/story/sundar-pichai-on-google-maps-at-15/
I love having immediate access to every @OReillyMedia book (and much more) on our online platform, but there's nothing like bringing a fresh batch of just-printed books home and spending a couple of hours bringing myself up to date on what's happening in technology.
RT @staceyabrams: Voters need to trust the election process, regardless of who is operating the system. Mistakes were made in Iowa, and vot…
I haven't read my old essay The Open Source Paradigm Shift for years, and it's fun to see it resurface and hold up pretty well. https://twitter.com/AgnesCallard/status/1225076829289111552
Lovely thread from @bryce! https://twitter.com/bryce/status/1225095326148653056
Love this from @stratechery on #IowaCaucas: "the better explanation...is either Hanlon’s Razor—never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity—or Thompson’s Razor: never attribute to stupidity that which can be adequately explained by complexity."
RT @pahlkadot: Seems like a good day to publish a blog post called Digital is Not Always Better Than Paper, but it's not (really) about the…
RT @stewartbrand: The video that Tim is referring to here is 1 hour 40 minutes of discourse on the legacy of the Whole Earth Catalog, organ…
RT @aaronsnow: But more than that, when I say I can't thank her enough, I mean I really can't. Without @pahlkadot, there's no @codeforameri…
What a lovely sendoff. Thanks, @mtbracken, for writing this post. I know how much @pahlkadot has treasured your inspiration, your partnership, and your friendship over these years as you have each showed how to build government services that put people first. https://twitter.com/MTBracken/status/1223280866580946946
I’m late to the party, but just discovered the @thePeerJ Call for Papers: Bio-inspired Deep Learning Image and Signal Processing Pipelines in Medical Oncology. #ML and science is a great intersection to follow http://bit.ly/2uPYNVe
RT @pahlkadot: First day co-working in Oakland and hanging with two wonderful @codeforamerica alums! Thanks for the recommendation, @cbracy…
"there are few if any examples of a country with a…thriving economy and a broken political system. What distinguishes a successful economy from a failing one...is not how much capital it has or technology it produces but the quality of its institutions” https://wapo.st/31663bH
RT @paulg: The Netherlands has one of the highest population densities in the world, 507 people per square kilometer, and yet is the world'…
Clayton Christensen has died https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/1/24/21079323/clayton-christensen-harvard-disruptive-innovation-lds-mormon
 
I'm so sorry to hear that. He was a wonderful friend and colleague. We came from very different worlds but had come to many of the same conclusions, and it brought us together in a quest for a more humane approach to business
RT @pahlkadot: More treasures from cleaning out my desk.@carlmalamud, since the day I heard you speak at the Gov 2.0 Summit in 2008, you've…
The key point that Alex makes is that future risks get priced into markets today, and as we wake up to the risks and the opportunities, markets will shift radically. That's my own belief as well, and what I'm planning to talk about with @lessin in our predictions call at 10:30 https://twitter.com/AlexSteffen/status/1220443151250481152
 
 
 
 
 
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