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How the Other Half Works: An Adventure in the Low Status of Software Engineers

Software engineers are paid well, but they still don't seem to move into leadership roles. Church investigates what happened: "There was a time, perhaps 20 years gone by now, when the Valley was different. Engineers ran the show. Technologists helped each other. Programmers worked in R&D environments with high levels of autonomy and encouragement. To paraphrase from one R&D shop’s internal slogan, bad ideas were good and good ideas were great. Silicon Valley was an underdog, a sideshow, an Ellis Island for misfits and led by 'sheepdogs' intent on keeping mainstream MBA culture (which would destroy the creative capacity of that industry, for good) away. That period ended."

PUBLISHED: July 22, 2014
LENGTH: 17 minutes (4316 words)

Kanye West: A Brand-New Ye

"I just want to do crazy, colorful shit like that that has more nudity." An interview with Kanye West.
AUTHOR:Zach Baron
PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 22 minutes (5680 words)

Why Poor Schools Can't Win at Standardized Testing

A data journalism professor's experiment reveals a very big problem with standardized tests at the schools in Philadelphia.

PUBLISHED: July 21, 2014
LENGTH: 12 minutes (3091 words)