The ethics of fur lined shoes, bi-modal IT critiques, & Amazon HQ2
About This Episode
Amazon has narrowed down it’s search for a second headquarters to 20 cities. Is the promise of 50,000 jobs and $38bn shot into the local economy worth it? We don’t really know, of course, but we talk through some issues to consider and strategy frameworks for thinking through the question. Plus, we talk about bi-modal IT as relates to dad jeans, metaphorically speaking.
- The Problem With Courting Amazon, The Atlantic.
- Amazon HQ2 blamed for high real-estate, rent, and traffic in Seattle.
- Why your city should avoid Amazon HQ2.
- Seattle’s complaints about Amazon HQ1.
- The case against Amazon HQ2 for Austin.
- Richard Florida predicts Amazon HQ2 location.
- An argument against Amazon HQ2 tax breaks, sort of.
Tech ethics elsewhere
- Facebook hoopla - “Trump 2.0” vs. “Obama 2.0.”
- Facebook grows a conscience, admits it corroded democracy.
- iPhone Addiction.
- “Owing” something to open source.
- Work-place culture, diversity.
- New Economy, Meet Old Continent
- Digital publishers want platforms to pay up
- The Fall of Travis Kalanick Was a Lot Weirder and Darker Than You Thought
- 'Need More Time'? Guideposts For Tech Founders Going To Market When No Market
- Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has a pretty good idea of quarterly earnings 3 years in advance
Conferences, et. al.
- Coté talking at DevOpsDays Charlotte, Feb 22nd to 23rd.
- May 15th to 18th, 2018 - Coté talking EA at Continuous Lifecycle London.
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