On a functional level, a basic understanding of code allows for an understanding of the design and functionalities that underlie all aspects of interfaces, technologies, and systems we encounter daily. On a political level, understanding code empowers and provides everyone with resources to examine and question the design decisions that populate their screens. Finally, on a personal level, everyone needs and uses code in some ways for expressive purposes to better communicate, interact with others, and build relationships. We need to be able to constructively, creatively, and critically examine designs and decisions that went into making them.
I asked Mr. Mark if he knew whether any of the people who worked on Siri’s language development at Apple were on the spectrum. “Well, of course, I don’t know for certain,” he said, thoughtfully. “But, when you think about it, you’ve just described half of Silicon Valley.”
How is Tumblr not in a meltdown over this? The only one that makes a lick of sense is video.
I know I’m not the only one seeing it.
Have a great weekend, everybody!
Good to know.
I saw this gif coming a mile away :)
Ryan Adams: “Run To You” (Bryan Adams cover)
So that happened.
The Bluegrass Situation // Sara and Sean Watkins - ‘You and Me’
Shakey Graves “Dearly Departed” 10/14/14 - CONAN on TBS