Lots of dudes like to claim that they don’t have women on their teams because there weren’t any available to hire. Here’s why this is wrong.
Don’t trust the woke tech industry to be your saviour, because it doesn’t have a good track record on the subject.
The tech industry needs to accept its ethical responsibility in light of growing government oppression.
What if you build it and they don’t come? Not all technical innovations are needed, or even particularly welcome, so how can the tech industry learn to do the most good?
The practice of abusing independent contractor status to avoid being responsible for labour abuses is entrenched in the tech industry and it needs to stop. The people primed to push for change are those within the very companies that do this.
For every Gawker hit piece on San Francisco’s urban planning, the city’s rapid explosion was entirely unpredictable, and officials cannot entirely be blamed for failing to be prepared for it.
In January of this year, an explosive report hit the deck: Elephant in the Valley, an evaluation of gendered problems in the technology industry, drawing upon the input of women in tech to develop a better idea of their experiences in the workplace. We know of high profile cases of harassment and their results, and we […]
The tech industry’s high rate of activity in cities like San Francisco and New York is heralded as an economic victory, and maybe to some extent it should be, because there’s no doubt that the economy was struggling in the recession and the tech industry has been part of its revitalisation, but there’s a whole string […]
One class of workers tends to dominate discussions about class war in San Francisco: Those in the technology industry. By extension, when people discuss issues like displacement, rising costs of living, and other issues that the tech industry contributes to, they reference other workers — but unless you’re reading labour journalism, these workers all tend […]
Trying to do anything online can be an exercise in frustration for some disabled people. Crowded web design, constant flashing things, sites that clearly aren’t optimized to be magnified, screenreader-unfriendly backbones, autoplay music and video, and more. Many of these things, it’s worth noting, are also problems for people who are not disabled — universal […]