four hundred finds

Every fortnight I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. This is #400.

“We can succeed only by concert. It is not ‘can any of us imagine better?’ but, ‘can we all do better?’ The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.”Abraham Lincoln

@trishgreenhalgh“the 2-metre physical distancing rule is based on a flawed droplet model of transmission. Just like cigarette smoke, if you’re in an enclosed space for 30 minutes, aerosols spread across the whole room. Think 3Cs: closed spaces, crowded places, close contact.”

@IrisDonell“Don’t blame a clown for acting like a clown. Ask yourself why you keep going to the circus.”

@DonaldClark“learning is not a circus and teachers are not clowns”

Why Silicon Valley’s most astute critics are all women

“So we now have a networked world dominated by an industry that oozes tech-bro arrogance and affluence combined with a profound ignorance of what life is like for most people. The tech elites who create the products and services are unlikely to have experienced social exclusion, racism, misogyny, poverty or physical abuse. And in particular they have little idea of what life is like for women, although, given the scandals about sexual harassment in tech companies, you’d have thought they’d have some idea by now. In those circumstances, it’s hardly surprising that the people who are likely to be the industry’s most perceptive critics would be smart and well-educated women.”

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