Couple of good quotes from Wozniak that I think answers a common problem I see, particularly with many in IT but never could figure out why.
I have often stated that I believe today we have many in IT and technology that are “fake”. Fake geeks, fake IT staff. These are people who are in IT not because they are geeks or love technology, nope they got into it because it seemed like a good career financially. These people can’t troubleshoot, they can’t think logically. They just want answers or a fix to a problem so they can move on. They don’t want or have a need to understand why something happened. Real geeks I believe have a need to understand everything they can about something. They don’t just want answers, they want the knowledge that comes from understanding why something happened so that in the future they can call on that knowledge to help them troubleshoot similar issues.
Anyway, here are the quotes, almost verbatim but I suspect I am missing a word or two:
“many teachers will tell you we don’t really have school systems that encourage the children to think of a problem and what the solution should be…no just identify solution taught in this chapter and use that one”
“the way most view intelligence is not defined as somebody having a brain that can think and consider possibilities and come up with solutions.. it’s saying the exact same thing as everyone else, read same newspaper, watched same shows and read same books and now you can say the same things about how the world works”
Facebook account has been deleted. I know I know… I’m being dumb about this whole thing but am I really? Seriously though.. Mark Zuckerberg has a mental issue. His views on privacy and his recent decisions regarding facebook privacy changes are seriously flawed. He seems to think that since people are willing to sign up and use social media sites and share all this personal information then they must not actually care about their privacy. He is confusing the success of various other social network sites that center around openly sharing personal data (Twitter) as being what the users of Facebook want or what he thinks Facebook should be.
There are many problems with this. First and foremost is that Facebook centered around the illusion of privacy. Most people were not willing to be wide open books to the world. They liked the concept of being open and sharing to their friends and/or family. Facebook provided them the means to do this with what they felt was more control and security then just posting something online.
Most other social network sites centered around complete openness from the beginning. There was no implied level of privacy with most of them. And with that you will find that there are different types of people are at least different types of relationships and information being shared among the open social network sites and that of Facebook.
Here we are today and despite Facebooks success Zuckerberg isn’t happy and wants more. He sees the success of others and keeps stealing their ideas and implementing them into Facebook. Worst then that though is he keeps making privacy changes simply so that all that harvested information they have can become public and indexed by all the search engines. Why would one care to do that you may ask? It’s simple. The more information they make public the more can be indexed by search engines and thus when people Google something now Facebook links are showing up all over the results. This in turn drives more traffic to Facebook. The more traffic to Facebook the more ad’s they serve, the more ad’s they serve up to eyeballs the more revenue they make.
It sickens me really to think that someone and some company can be so blatantly saying “F*CK YOU” to all of the people that helped make Facebook what it is all for more money. Where most websites and companies say they will protect your data and will never sell it.. blah blah.. Facebook basically said, “Well we changed our mind, your info is too valuable to us not to sell it, k thx bye”.
I have been pissed at Facebook for some time. Started for me when I found out that every time someone you friend on facebook plays some stupid little facebook game they give permission to the maker of the game access to not only their (your friends) information but also to your information simply because your their friend. So the game maker or ad company can harvest your friends info and all of their friends info by proxy. Didn’t matter what your privacy settings were. Thats just down right wrong and it prompted me to go in and remove just about everyone as a friend except for family. It also showed to me that this was not a company to be trusted.
More and more info about all of this has come to light lately and some big names in the tech industry have spoken out against Facebook and particularly Zuckerberg. Some pretty damning information and quotes from Zuckerberg himself showing just how incredibly dishonest this guy is also has been making its rounds in the media and well personally enough is enough.
They are way too big to fall overnight and with all the time and information people have invested into the company I suspect most don’t want them to fall but rather just change their ways. People don’t want to start over again building their social network and so they will likely continue to support them by using them in the “hope” that Facebook will change and do whats right again.
Not I. I am done. ”Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” Good riddence Facebook. Zuckerberg should take up some reckless thrill seeking sport or drugs or something and hopefully …. ugh nevermind. K, thx, dye. ;-P