So my FB blew up today with the idea that a Google employee was an asshole to some protestors who blocked a Google chartered bus. Then it came out that the Google employee was a protestor who decided to engage in some impromptu activist theater.
And this is another penny in my jar of “protesting is important but I have a low tolerance for activists who don’t think things through very well”.
You know, like making something up that backfires. Getting mad at people rather than power.
Solution: keep the tech boom salaries but encourage people to work remotely to better serve users in other time zones. Hell, I have enough cash for a house in upstate PA but not enough to move to a better apartment in the Bay Area. Romanticize the suburbs! Virtual work forces rule! Encourage geographical isolation!
(PS quit my start up job, still can’t get a full time library job, would prefer a library technology job but in lieu of that, a tech job where I get to play with lots of user data is my goal).
The whole private buses at public stops issue…sounds like there will be more regulation next year, awesome, that should happen. Did it take too long? I thought a lot of activists (sorta like me) work in the public sector (I do) and ever deal with the bureaucracy? If an agency takes a year to plan the launch of a blog (for example, a number I was given at a public library regarding a blog for our department) how long do you think they’ll take to issue a request for proposals and collect data to analyze and report and hire consultants and all the other fun stuff government agencies do when someone wants something to change? I’ve seen tour bus parking only in the Marina area…the city has some kind of private bus regulations, I’m confident that will get figured out .
Everything is going to be all right.