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GeneralRe: How I Read Programming Books PinmemberJan Steyn8-Jan-13 20:01 
NewsAutomakers Ford and GM Open Their In-Car App Platforms PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Jan-13 10:30 
NewsMicrosoft's Next CEO: Who's on the Short List? PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Jan-13 10:29 
NewsOn false dichotomies and diversity (in tech conferences) PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Jan-13 10:29 
A person who calls for greater diversity is not necessarily advocating the implementation of a quota system — that’s a straw man fallacy. Similarly, having a diverse roster of speakers at a conference does not imply that those speakers were not chosen on merit. Diversity and a merit‐based selection process are not mutually exclusive. To state the contrary is a false dichotomy. And before assuming that a conference probably couldn’t find enough women because not enough women applied (blaming the victim), first find out whether or not the selection process actually included an open call for talks.
In an industry where 27–29% are female, if you manage to get a speaker line‐up with 0% female speakers, you have a bias.
NewsFalling for Haiku OS PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Jan-13 10:28 
NewsEnd-user computing PinstaffTerrence Dorsey8-Jan-13 10:28 
NewsA philosophical question PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon8-Jan-13 0:23 
GeneralRe: A philosophical question PinmentorDaveAuld8-Jan-13 0:45 
GeneralRe: A philosophical question PinprotectorPete O'Hanlon8-Jan-13 0:53 
GeneralRe: A philosophical question PinmentorDaveAuld8-Jan-13 1:02 

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