One of my favorite movies in the world is "Up." I could watch that movie hundreds of times and never grow tired of it.
My favorite character is all of them, but I guess if I had to pick, Ellie would be a top contender. Right from the start, we quickly learn Ellie's goal.
Ellie's childhood dream is to move to a cliff in South America overlooking Paradise Falls. I mean, why not, right? I love that attitude toward the great unknown, wanting to explore a place you've never been to before.
So maybe it's time I started following in Ellie's lead.
Amazing Women in Technology that You Definitely Didn't Know About if You're that Asshole who Wrote the Google Memo
I'll be honest, when I first heard some dipshit junior engineer had sent a manifesto via a company-wide email at Google, one thought immediately jumped to mind.
"Google still uses email?"
Not for nothing, but this is the same company who thought normal glasses were boring as hell. I sort of assumed they'd be off using holograms or something else that looks like it came out of "Star Trek."
But curiosity got the better of me, and I actually read the damn thing. Sober, too. Probably for the best.
Fun drinking game: take a shot every time the author mentions a stereotype.
Alcohol poisoning. What I'm suggesting is alcohol poisoning. Don't do that.
The Washington Post didn't release his name, and I sure as hell won't bother to hunt it down. We'll just call him Chad Entitlement. I use this moniker a lot. It's proving to be frighteningly useful.
I should jump ahead to the crux of his argument, and avoid the foundation but I'm gonna go there anyways because DON'T TELL ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE!
First of all, I just cannot believe that a junior engineer is telling goddam Google how to run their ship. What the hell, Chad? That's like me telling McDonald's CEO that ice cream and french fries can never co-exist peacefully due to their opposing agendas, and trying to force the issue is creating an ideological snack chamber. What do I know? My only qualification is that I love fries and live near a McDonald's.
Point is, don't tell the c-suite what to do when you're a bottom of the rung know-nothing, Chad.
What Chad and other like-minded folk appear to have forgotten is goddam history. I weep for Chad's high school history teacher. I bet he was a handful.
Computers got their start from minorities, and yes, Chad, that includes women. The same women you so kindly describe as being prone to "neuroticism (higher anxiety, lower stress tolerance)."
So let's talk about these amazing women who changed the computer field as we know it. I've seen "Hidden Figures" an insane amount of times, so we'll focus on other women in this post. But here's a Wikipedia post about African-American women's contributions in computer science for all us "Hidden Figures" fanatics.
By the way, this is not meant to be an all-encompassing list. You can start your history journey here.
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