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  1. Disrupting Dystopia - The Bruce Sterling Talk - SXSW 2018

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    Downloaded by on Fri, 16 Mar 2018 21:13:33 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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  2. Kara Swisher reviews the media, 2017 edition - Recode

    Swisher returns to Recode Media with Peter Kafka to talk about how journalism and tech are doing in the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency.

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  3. Longform Podcast #254: Maggie Haberman · Longform

    Maggie Haberman covers the White House for The New York Times. “If I start thinking about it, then I’m not going to be able to just keep doing my job. I’m being as honest as I can — I try not to think about it. If you’re flying a plane and you think

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  4. Snowden and Surveillance with Glenn Greenwald

    Intercept editor Glenn Greenwald joins to respond to criticism of Edward Snowden and to discuss his views on intelligence collection.

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  5. 195: Existing as a Curiosity with Merlin Mann

    Merlin Mann, podcaster, man about the internet, and devastatingly handsome

    provocateur, joins Brett to talk about the state of writing on the web,

    Merlin’s podcasts, and maybe even some politics.

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  6. GCP Podcast: #68 The Home Depot with William Bonnell

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  7. Jennifer Pahlka: Fixing Government: Bottom Up and Outside In - The Long Now

    Toward agile government

    Pahlka quoted: “Efficiency in government is a matter of social justice.” (Mayor John Norquist)

    It is at the often maddening interface with government that the inefficiency and injustice play out.

    Two examples (both now fixed)…

    At the Veterans Affairs website, you needed to fill out the application for health benefits, but the file wouldn’t even open unless you had a particular version of Internet Explorer and a particular version of Adobe Reader.

    Nothing else worked.

    In California, the online application for food stamps is 50 screens long and takes 50 minutes to complete.

    How did such grotesquely bad software design become the norm?

    Pahlka points to laws such as the “comically misnamed” Paperwork Reduction Act of 01980, which requires six months to get any public form approved, and the 775-page Federal Acquisition Regulation book, which requires that all software be vastly over-specified in advance.

    “That’s not how good software is built!” Pahlka said.

    “Good software is user-centered, iterative, and data driven.”

    You build small at first, try it on users, observe what doesn’t work, fix it, build afresh, try it again, and so on persistently until you’ve got something that really works—and is easy to keep updating as needed.

    Pahlka’s organization, Code for America, did that with the 50-minute California food stamp application and pared the whole process down to 8 minutes.

    These are not small matters.

    19% of the US gross national product is spent on social programs—social security, medicare, food assistance, housing assistance, unemployment, etc.

    Frustration with those systems makes people want to just blow the whole thing up.

    Pahlka quotes Tom Steinberg (mySociety founder): “You can no longer run a country properly if the elites don’t understand technology in the same way they grasp economics or ideology or propaganda.”

    Government drastically needs more tech talent, Pahlka urged, and the user-centered iterative approach could have a broader effect: “It’s not so much that we need new laws to govern technology,” she said.

    “It’s that we need better tech practices that teaches how to make better laws.

    The status quo isn’t worth fighting for.

    Fight for something better, something we haven’t seen yet, something you have to invent.”

    She concluded:

    “Decisions are made by those who show up.”

           —Stewart Brand

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  8. Show 117: MonkiGras 2017 - Exploring the Parallels Between Software and Craft Beer

    On today’s episode of The New Stack Analysts, TNS founder Alex Williams and Managing Editor Joab Jackson sat down with RedMonk analyst and co-founder James Governor to learn more about the upcoming MonkiGras 2017 event, launching 1/26/2017 in London, England.

    While packaging software and refining the user experience will be discussed at length in both the traditional and technical sense, MonkiGras and RedMonk’s follow-up event in October 2017, dubbed MonkToberFest, introduce the parallels found between software and craft beer. coffee, and microbreweries.

    If you have yet to register for MonkiGras, you can get a refreshing 25% discount on tickets with the code "TNS" at:

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  9. Episode 751: The Thing About That Border Tax : Planet Money : NPR

    Over the next few months, we’re going to explain President Trump’s economic plans. Today: a totally new idea for corporate taxes. What’s the plan, what’s the theory behind it, and does it work?

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  10. The economics of “social capital” | Podcasts

    The FT’s Cardiff Garcia talks to writer Ryan Avent about the importance of social capital in an increasingly digitised and labour-abundant economy. The two also discuss recent shifts in global monetary policy. Ryan is a columnist at The Economist and author of the new book, “The Wealth of Humans”. Visit show notes and links.


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