Today's episode of The 404 podcast is brought to you by ageism, cell phones, discrimination, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and racism. Oh, and listeners like you.
Facebooks' executive team is incredibly young and inexperienced. Is Silicon Valley ageism contributing to flawed product design?
We've been accused (and mostly guilty) of saying a lot of heinous things on The 404, but we refuse to just rest on our laurels and accept these recent allegations of AGEISM. The accusation actually comes at a good time for the show, since the majority of the episodes this week have dealt with censorship, video game ratings, parental responsibility, and childhood development--why not throw ageism into the mix?
Artists are developing robots that can consume flies and rodents. That means they'll get a taste for flesh. What could go wrong? They come for your butt, that's what. We also take NASA to task, and discuss the effect of Michael Jackson's death on the Internet and what it might mean for future emergencies. All that and some ageism.
Vision care professionals are in agreement: despite rampant complaints, a design change to Facebook's home page that shrinks the font size will not, in fact, make anybody go blind.
Whether you're looking to grow in your current career or embark on a new path in your middle years -- or later -- these resources will help you achieve your late-life goals.
Controversy swirls around whether tech excludes both women and those of an advanced age. If true, will this always be the case? Or will the tech world become a little more inclusive?
Artists are developing robots that can consume flies and rodents. That means they'll get a taste for flesh. What could go wrong? They come for your butt, that's what.