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Carmen B

Carmen B

  • I think it’s interesting anytime a headline names “white” people, many white people get triggered. The headline was meant to pique your interest and it worked, but it is also a fact: Van Rossum isn’t interested in mentoring white people.

    It’s not because he hates white people. His choice isn’t one

    I think it’s interesting anytime a headline names “white” people, many white people get triggered. The headline was meant to pique your interest and it worked, but it is also a fact: Van Rossum isn’t interested in mentoring white people.

    It’s not because he hates white people. His choice isn’t one made in hate so no offense should be taken. If you take the time to read the article, it goes on to describe his concerns about inherent bias and his plan to combat it by coaching minorities and women. However, many people that aren’t minorities think it’s wrong for the headline to name white people, but it’s ok for the article to say “minorities and women” which is, again, still identifying a specific group of people.

    Minorities get named in headlines all the time and that’s supposed to be ok, but if you name white people, people get up in arms. Reminds me of the white news reporter in the UK that recently noted at a protest that the majority of protestors were white people (an observation and a fact) and people called him racist and demanded he be fired. News people point out minorities all the time and no one protests that.

    People that get triggered by seeing the word “white” in print need to examine their own biases. That’s exactly the problem the programmer is addressing in programming which many people won’t get because of their own bias and privilege.

    Just an interesting observation.

    Kudos to Van Rossum for addressing a problem head on.

  • It’s a trend. Every year the tech writers have meltdowns over what Apple isn’t doing right, what they aren’t doing fast enough, and then at the slightest trouble, Apple is dying. It’s been a constant and favorite refrain since Steve Jobs died and it’s tiring. No other phone manufacturer has so much heat

    It’s a trend. Every year the tech writers have meltdowns over what Apple isn’t doing right, what they aren’t doing fast enough, and then at the slightest trouble, Apple is dying. It’s been a constant and favorite refrain since Steve Jobs died and it’s tiring. No other phone manufacturer has so much heat and scrutiny.

    It’s not time to call the undertaker.

    People forget that Apple is forging ahead in its services area, security/privacy, health, Apple TV, the TV app, and so much more.

    Like other tech companies, Apple has some bumps in the road, but it’s working on something new and great.

    It’s just the beginning of 2019. Have some patience.