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Topic: Strategic deployment of innovative jargon concepts  (Read 17897 times)

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Now I know that I've been pretty one-sided in my reporting of this issue.

Have a look at the other side of the coin!
some metal dude, November 21, 2014, 11:31:27 am

Two things stand out to me here as potentially significant:
So where the tech industry has to grow up, the tech press has to earn its keep. There are plenty of stories that never get covered. Why is Chrome such a buggy slow browser? Maybe the web would do better if someone in tech loved it. Why will Google go to such lengths to smear a blogger (me) who reports on it?
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How would you feel if an editorial series blasted you for being an "asshole," literally -- that's the word they used to describe Uber management. Not just in passing, as the key idea in a campaign. If we want the industry to grow up, the press has to grow up too.

Anyone can say anything, and should, but you still have to be nice about it. ugh.
chai tea latte, November 21, 2014, 12:44:46 pm

I also like when he goes "Why isn't anyone asking the hard questions the public needs, like why chrome is so slow"

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Yeah this seems to have become a "lets rail against the tech industry" thread.

“That dinner was like the Red Wedding in Game of Thrones,”

:(

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I need to bring this thing back to the original topic, just so I can post this.

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I have no idea if this show is any good, but after reading that summary, I doubt I ever will.

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this summary really likes the rule of 3s. a lot.

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Hey, remember how this used to be a topic about how the people who run Uber are scumbags?

Well, this:

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so I finally got around to listening to the otherkin recipe episode (I tend to save up episodes for when I have to sit and do shit for school) and when the jab at Marissa Mayer buying tumblr came up I remembered this article I saw a while back, which kind of explains a whole lot of what went behind that decision.

(for the record, even people on tumblr think it was stupid and have mostly hated the changes that have happened in the site since it happened, although it's not like they've ever been happy with any changes that have ever happened on tumblr. Literally the only things I think people have actually enjoyed happening on tumblr were the joke updates for april fool's day and festivus.)

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Found in my email:

Subject: You're beepi'n awesome!

Body:

I'm excited to tell you about a very unique opportunity with a Series-B funded startup in Los Altos- Beepi ! I'm sure you've heard of them by now with all the media coverage....

http://techcrunch.com/2014/10/06/beepi-60m/

Beepi is actively seeking a Beepi'n awesome Customer Service Manager to join their team. You will be joining their Marketplace Operatinos[sic] team... The Marketplace Operations team members share Beepi's ideals of creating a revolutionary way of buying and selling cars that is both fun and hassle free. The position is meant for those of you who challenge the status quo on a daily basis, seek and desire to radically change the inefficiencies in the world, and get what it means to build movements and not just machines. You are the face of Beepi, and you're ready to put yourself out there to help them grow.

More about Beepi: Beepi replaces the used car dealer and the used car lot with a system that connects buyers and sellers in a radical new way. No negotiating, no trips to the dealer, no surprises- and no commission to the guy with the plaid jacket. Which means a better price for everyone. They'll also take care of the title, the plates, and all of the paperwork! Beepi also believes in full visibility so they publish their rates, it's all about customer happiness here :)

Any interest? Send over your resume and we'll set up a chat with the team!




That's the image the recruiter uses on their linkedin. Then there's the ol dadjoke in the profile:
Why do Java guys wear glasses?
Because they don't C# !!!!

Ugh. Not to mention, a series b funded startup in LOS ALTOS?? who the fuck are they going to get to commute down there? just reeks of poor planning.

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Anyone need a job?

Now I don't know about you, but I consider myself a copy/paste expert, so I think this is a great new revenue stream for me.

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jack chick, September 03, 2014, 01:52:10 pm

The word filter here is MVP.

e: From what I can tell, most of these companies seem to be following the pre-Dot Com Crash tech bubble strategy of "Let's make a company that doesn't actually fucking do anything and eat a bunch of venture capital money." Am I misreading the situation or is that pretty much how it goes down?
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e: From what I can tell, most of these companies seem to be following the pre-Dot Com Crash tech bubble strategy of "Let's make a company that doesn't actually fucking do anything and eat a bunch of venture capital money." Am I misreading the situation or is that pretty much how it goes down?
Gyro, August 30, 2015, 07:53:38 am

I see it as "Let's make a company that doesn't actually fucking do anything and hope we get bought out by a board of old fogeys somewhere who weren't paying attention."

I call it the Startup Lottery.