SJ Editorial Team
More Bad News for Google Plus
Imagine that you are the most powerful entity on the Internet. You are the middleman between the world’s buyers and sellers. The consumer buyers number in the billions. The corporate sellers number in the millions. You bring them together daily through billions of searches. As a result you are ranked as the #1 site on the Internet.
You then come out with another me-too social networking platform because you resent the success of Facebook. The only problem is that you’re a day late and a dollar short, as the old saying goes. The public is underwhelmed by Google Plus, to say the least.
So you decide to go Tony Soprano on them and issue threats:
Ignore Google Plus and Google search will ignore you. – Larry Page, Google CEO
Justin Beiber must not be called an idiot. It’s upsets the poor little fella.
Please tell all your friends.
Justin Bieber sues company for calling him an ‘idiot’
In other breaking news:
Justin Bieber accused of throwing eggs at neighbor’s home: report
The 19-year-old singer has reportedly angered his Calabasas, Calif., neighbors yet again.
How could anyone call this guy an idiot? Just look at him:
For those who may have just awoken from a 35 year coma, John Paul DeJoria is one of the most successful entrepreneurs alive today having creating not one but two billion dollar companies. They are John Paul Mitchell Systems which sells high end hair care products and Patron Spirits Company a producer of tequila producers. Listen to this man.
Adria Richards: The Woman Who Set Women Back 20 Years
Halfway across the river, the frog suddenly felt a sharp sting in his back and, out of the corner of his eye, saw the scorpion remove his stinger from the frog’s back.
A deadening numbness began to creep into his limbs.
“You fool!” croaked the frog, “Now we shall both die! Why on earth did you do that?”
The scorpion shrugged, and did a little jig on the drownings frog’s back.
“I could not help myself. It is my nature.”
Then they both sank into the muddy waters of the swiftly flowing river.
The Scorpion and the Frog
There are two interesting phenomenon at play today not only in the technology sector but in corporate America as a whole. On the one hand, you have a major push on to increase the number of women in programming. On the other hand, there is a growing and justified concern amongst men that a few bad apples will turn workplaces into Orwellian nightmares where one has to be constantly vigilant not to do anything that could be construed as Speech Crime, Thought Crime, or even Face Crime, and cost them their livelihood.
The particularly ugly Adria Richards incident at the Python convention earlier this year perfectly illustrates how one shrill militant can not only have a perfectly innocent stranger fired for a fabricated reason, but set all women back at the same time.
If by chance you don’t know the story because you were on a ayahuasca vacation in the Amazon or something similar, here it is in a nutshell: