The Coming Tech Backlash | Ross Mayfield

Ross Mayfield; The Coming Tech Backlash; In That Certain Blog at possibly entitled Shift (too much cobranding), sponsored by Newco, but centrally hosted at Medium; 2017-01-03.
Teaser: Tech innovation is killing jobs, not foreign scapegoats, and revolt after Trump will be Luddite
Summary: The tech industry played an influential role in the outcome of the US Presidential election. Not just in providing the medium for Fake News and propaganda. The root cause is job destruction by Automation — that drove a base of dissatisfied rust-belt voters to support Trump. Job destruction is accelerating, and if Tech doesn’t get ahead of this problem, there will be a significant populist backlash against the industry and it’s ability to progress.

Ross Mayfield is CEO & Co-founder, Pingpad; ex-LinkedIn, SlideShare, Socialtext, RateXchange.

tl;dr → The future is foretold. The hipster socialism. A startup is promoted. Robots bad. Need Jobs for the unpublished classes. the lede is buried.  The working classes need Slack addon, Pingpad, that create jobs; a bot-augmented wiki knowledge base.

Lede

<quote>Here’s what Ross Mayfield is doing about the Backlash. Also, for an example of augmentation in action, see our bot-augmented wiki for Slack teams

Mentions

  • “Tech”, The Tech, The Tech Industry
    a.k.a. publishing on the online web, the blogging.
  • McKinsey
  • Oxford
  • <pro-forma><cliché>The future is unevenly distributed</cliché></pro-forma>
  • The Singularity
  • Jobs
    • Truck Driver
    • Bloggist?
  • Basic Income
    • (semi-)Universal Basic Income
    • YCombinator has a “fellows” grant program
  • Pot (a.k.a. Marijuana)
  • Google
    • Google Busses
  • post-ethics era
    • GOP
  • post-truth era
    • Trump
  • Joi Ito, Jeff Howe; Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future; Grand Central Publishing; 2016-12-06; 320 pages; ASIN:1455544590: Kindle: $15, paper: $5+SHT; separately filled.
  • Sack
    • Slack Channel

References

  • Quartz
  • GeekWire
  • Some Study. That. Shows, branded as An Oxford Study
  • Some Study. That. Shows, branded as A McKinsey Study

Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future | Ito, Howe

Joi Ito, Jeff Howe; Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future; Grand Central Publishing; 2016-12-06; 320 pages; ASIN:1455544590: Kindle: $15, paper: $5+SHT.

 

Listicle

  1. Emergency over Authority
  2. Pull over Push
  3. Compasses over Maps
  4. Risk over Safety
  5. Disobedience over Compliance
  6. Practice over Theory
  7. Diversity over Ability
  8. Resilience over Strength
  9. Systems over Objects

Mentions

  • A preference framework in nine dimensions.
  • The Power of Pull plus eight (8) more.

Promotion

  • It’s a black book with black printing; trade dress has white printing on black the background.
  • “is the new black,” you get the idea.
  • <pro-forma><cliché>The future, is already here. It’s just unevenly distributed.</cliché></pro-forma>

Argot

The Suitcase Words
  • complex
  • volatile
  • tools
  • modern
  • existence
  • faster
  • cheaper
  • smaller
  • exponential
  • billions
  • strangers
  • click, one click
  • tweet
  • post
  • revolution, two revolutions
  • joined
  • force, explosive force
  • unleashed
  • transforming
  • every aspect of society
  • business
  • culture
  • the public sphere
  • most private moments
  • dramatic change
  • winners
  • losers
  • entirely new
  • operating system
  • major upgrade
  • learning curve, steep learning curve
  • logic
  • future, a faster future
  • oversets (?)
  • received wisdom, the received wisdom of the past
  • succeed
  • think differently
  • distill
  • logic
  • nine organizing principles
  • navigating
  • surviving
  • tumultuous period
  • strategically embracing risks (boldly going)
  • mitigating risks
  • preferring “risk over safety”
  • drawing inspiration
  • innovative ideas
  • existing networks
  • supporting “pull over push”
  • dynamic blueprint
  • rethink
  • your approach
  • all facets
  • your organization
  • case studies, incredible case studies
  • research, leading-edge research
  • philosophies, philosophies from the MIT Media Lab
  • philosophies, philosophies from beyond the MIT Media Lab
  • adapt
  • succeed
  • unpredictable world

How “Demo-or-Die” Helped My Career | Danah Boyd

Danah Boyd “danah boyd”; How “Demo-or-Die” Helped My Career; In Her Blog hosted on Medium; 2017-08-01

tl;dr → Dr. Boyd doesdid like busking; it is unbecoming. She has better patrons now. She is first smong equal of the peers she cites. But she learned something by that experience.

Book

Molly Steenson; Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscap, MIT Press; 2017-10-27; 320 pages; Amazon:0262037068: Kindle: no, paper: $35+SHT.

Concept

<quote> Everything about what I do as a researcher is rooted in the goal of using empirical work to help challenge people’s assumptions and generate new frames that people can work with. <snip/>And that requires being able to explain your thinking to anyone at any moment. And that’s the skill that I learned from the “demo-or-die” culture.</quote>

Mentions

Epithets

  • “handwaving,” attributed to Stewart Brand.
  • “deploy-or-die,” attributed to Joi Ito.
  • “publish-or-perish,” in academia, attributed to Nicholas Negroponte as “dismissal.”

Who

  • Stewart Brand
  • Judith Donath
  • Joi Ito
  • Nicholas Negroponte

Referenced

  • Stewart Brand; The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at M.I.T.; Penguin Books; 1989-09-03; some pages; Amazon:B017YC9V3I: kindle: no, paper: $11+SHT.
  • Molly Steenson; Architectural Intelligence: How Designers and Architects Created the Digital Landscap, MIT Press; 2017-10-27; 320 pages; Amazon:0262037068: Kindle: no, paper: $35+SHT.
  • Joi Ito opines “Deploy-Or-Die”; Some Cub Reporter; In O’Reilly Media; 2014-04.