Tuesday, March 25, 2014

tweets - add

John Maeda: "The most difficult concept to master in design is finding a client willing to take a risk on your ideas and leave you alone."

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/johnnie/status/447608355121418241



YES! James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem wants to make a serendiptous sound symphony of the subway experience:http://t.co/UkOVlW99JH

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/mames/status/447626017272631296
cage ness

This important article assigns MDs primary blame for current heroin epidemic. I'm unable to disagree.http://t.co/UCDAD2Leky

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/tom_peters/status/447635226085576704

Oh good grief. I just spent an entire Saturday night grading. Someone needs to stage an intervention and make me get a life.

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CatherineQ/status/447637930254036992
k. working on it.

@raphkoster @ibogost @monk51295 Is it? http://t.co/33ucES9gKS

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/krystman/status/447704093356998656
yeah. it certainly can be.
this guy hasn't read divergent trilogy.. and is missing diff between individualism and networked individualism.
minor (ginormous) detail..

Nathan Bashaw (@nbashaw)
3/22/14 7:51 AM
Brilliant: blog.codinghorror.com/groundhog-day-…

don't they end up together..?

which doesn't matter so much.. if goal is iterating what you want to be., rather than iterating hollywood romance..
the it is me ness

Chris Peterson (@peteyreplies)
3/22/14 7:52 AM
“the numbers of science and engineering graduates is at least double those being hired into such occupations" pocket.co/sl239

this is part of hunger games .  divergent analogies....
Such claims are now well established as conventional wisdom. There is almost no debate in the mainstream. They echo from corporate CEO to corporate CEO, from lobbyist to lobbyist, from editorial writer to editorial writer. But what if what everyone knows is wrong? What if this conventional wisdom is just the same claims ricocheting in an echo chamber?

Science and engineering occupations are at the leading edge of economic competitiveness in an increasingly globalized world, and science and engineering workforces of sufficient size and quality are essential for any 21st century economy to prosper.

huge diff between competing and prospering..
between individualism and networked individualism...
Science and engineering occupations

rather.. Science and engineering people..
which all healthy 5 yr olds are..

concluded that U.S. higher education produces far more science and engineering graduates annually than there are S&E job openings—the only disagreement is whether it is 100 percent or 200 percent more. Were there to be a genuine shortage at present, there would be evidence of employers raising wage offers to attract the scientists and engineers they want. But the evidence points in the other direction: Most studies

 able to find any evidence indicating current widespread labor market shortages or hiring difficulties in science and engineering occupations that require bachelors degrees or higher, although some are forecasting high growth in occupations that require post-high school training but not a bachelors degree. All have concluded that U.S. higher education produces far more science and engineering graduates annually than there are S&E job openings—the only disagreement is whether it is 100 percent or 200 percent more. Were there to be a genuine shortage at present, there would be evidence of employers raising wage offers to attract the scientists and engineers they want. But the evidence points in the other direction: Most studies report that real wages in many—but not all—science and engineering occupations have been flat or slow-growing, and unemployment as high or higher than in many comparably-skilled occupations

Because labor markets in science and engineering differ greatly across fields, industries, and time periods, it is easy to cherry-pick specific specialties that really are in short supply, at least in specific years and locations. But generalizing from these cases to the whole of U.S. science and engineering is perilous. Employment in small but expanding areas of information technology such as social media may be booming, while other larger occupations languish or are increasingly moved offshore. It is true that high-skilled professional occupations almost always experience unemployment rates far lower than those for the rest of the U.S. workforce, but unemployment among scientists and engineers is higher than in other professions such as physicians, dentists, lawyers, and registered nurses, and surprisingly high unemployment ratesprevail for recent graduates even in fields with alleged serious “shortages” such as engineering (7.0 percent), computer science (7.8 percent) and information systems (11.7 percent). 

Far from offering expanding attractive career opportunities, it seems that many, but not all, science and engineering careers are headed in the opposite direction: unstable careers, slow-growing wages, and high risk of jobs moving offshore or being filled by temporary workers from abroad. Recent science Ph.D.s often need to undertake three or more additional years in low-paid and temporary “postdoctoral” positions, but even then only a minority have realistic prospects of landing a coveted tenure-track academic position.

divergent...playing out... no...?
what if our premise ( money = success) is what's wrong...??

Claims of workforce shortages in science and engineering are hardly new. Indeed there have been no fewer than five “rounds” of “alarm/boom/bust” cycles since World War II. Each lasted about 10 to 15 years, and was initiated by alarms of “shortages,” followed by policies to increase the supply of scientists and engineers. Unfortunately most were followed by painful busts—mass layoffs, hiring freezes, and funding cuts that inflicted severe damage to careers of both mature professionals and the booming numbers of emerging graduates, while also discouraging new entrants to these fields.   
  • Round one from the decade immediately following World War II, waning a decade later.
  • Round two following the Sputnik launches in 1957 but waning sharply by the late 1960s, leading to a bust of serious magnitude in the 1970s.
  • Round three from the 1980s Reagan defense buildup, alarming Federal reports such as “A Nation at Risk” (1983), and new Federal funding for the “war on cancer.” Most of these had waned by the late 1980s, contributing to an ensuing bust in the early 1990s.
  • Round four from the mid-1990s, driven by concurrent booms in several high-tech industries (e.g. information technology, internet, telecommunications, biotech), followed by concurrent busts beginning around 2001.
  • Round five from the rapid doubling of the National Institutes of Health budget between 1998 and 2003, followed by a bust when subsequent funding flattened. 
turner - democratic surround

students pursuing higher education and careers in science and engineering. As I discovered while researching my book, during rounds four and five, after Cold War security concerns had waned, shortage claimants focused on visa policies that enabled U.S. employers and universities to recruit large numbers of temporary workers and graduate students from countries (especially China and India) that had rapid growth in science and engineering graduates but much lower income levels

so we create immigration then deny it..
was no mechanism in place

One thing we might reasonably conclude is that over the past six decades there has been no shortage of shortage claims
this modeling bad use of scarcity..

Editorial writers in respected publications continue to assert that American student interest in these fields is low and declining. Yet according to a recentreport from ACT, the college admissions testing service, “student interest in STEM [Science,Technology, Engineering, Mathematics] is high overall,” characteristic of some 48 percent of high school graduates tested in 2013. American high-school students are taking more math and science courses than ever before.
oh my.
interest? when increased math science is mandated...?

@Oprah #SuperSoulSunday changes my life every week . I love you for revealing my soul to me . Thanks for my spiritual awakening

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/CitiFrresh/status/447750671530737664

Sorry @DataDiva but here's why #Duckworth needs to be stopped NOW https://t.co/FtXAMZ5HS4 @EthicalFidelity @pammoran @geraldaungst

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/irasocol/status/447759009844826112

oh my.

Interested in #InternetofThings? Join IBM and other thought leaders on 25 March for a live video chat -http://t.co/Tu8myrc3SM @ECNonline

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/IBMResearch/status/447782428799950848

four part dissonant human orchestra #vancouver http://t.co/7Y0PGg5aBr

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/amandapalmer/status/447793928402923520

 Can UNSCHOOLING kids fit in? 


However, Professor Harry Ree told a conference ofyoung teachers that: 'I think we are going to see in your lifetime the end of schools as we know them. Instead there will be a community centre with the doors open twelve hours a day, seven days a week, where anybody can wander in and out of the library, workshops, sports centre, self-service.store and bar. In a hundred years' time the compulsory attendance laws for children to go to school may have gone the same way as the compulsory laws for attendance at church.'8

http:/%http://t.co/ILncV1Akar Report Calls for Wellbeing to Be At the Heart of Public Policy Design

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/HappyMuseum/status/447996587227488256

Agile RT @jbdunne: Latest smartwatch design http://t.co/QkajFFbqY9

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/annetreasure/status/448206373143080960


That will answer the question: Can Henderson-Hopkins work? Mr. Rogers has designed a building that provides options. To be successful, architecture depends on what happens in and around it.
So does a neighborhood.

they have a great space.. wish they could free themselves from things like - separating by grade et al

MAR 19 2014, 7:46 AM ET