Robbie Waeschenfelder argues that employers should look for people with no experience.

I’m becoming a crotchity old man when it comes to Kids Today… but I have to say that if this piece is correct, I approve of what they’ve done to car sales.

By way of Annie Murphy Paul, Patricia Greenfield makes the case that a balanced education involves video games.

“The Match”, which matches prospective residents with programs, is undergoing an overhaul.

Free college in Finland is aiding young people to use college to hide out from the labor market.

E-reader readers recall the material about as well as paperback readers, except when it comes to collating the events.

Adam Ozimek questions the conventional wisdom about part-time jobs. Namely, that the increase in part-time work has coincided with more inflexible schedules on the part of the employer.

Munich made waves in the Linux community by switching over to Linux. It hasn’t worked out well, though it doesn’t look like a switch back is imminent.

James Hamblin looks at the link between Diet Coke and obesity, and finds that Diet Coke doesn’t necessarily cause weight gain, if used strategically.

Frank Miller helped define Batman, but doesn’t own him.

Atlantis never sank-it just became Cuba.

In 1965, the Soviets created a documentary about lunar colonization. You can see it (and commentary) here.

The good news is that a major network is developing a TV show based on the movie Devil’s Advocate, which I loved. The bad news is that it’s NBC.

Retail fronts may be able to compete with ecommerce after all.

After a workout at a gym, Amy Salloway was hooked on a House marathon and set up a chair to keep watching. A picture taken of her went viral. Here’s her story.

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4 Responses to Linkluster 71 + 73 + 79 + 83

  1. fillyjonk says:

    I confess, the possibility of some random casual photo of me going viral on the Internet and becoming a source of mirth to millions is one of my nightmares. I know, I shouldn’t worry about it, but I guard what dignity I have as jealously as a cat does….I don’t like feeling like people are laughing at me behind my back.

    (One of the reasons I dress for grocery shopping the same as I dress for work. No “People of Wal-Mart” for me.)

    • trumwill says:

      Well, if this dreadful shaming has any positive effect, maybe it will be that people start wearing more formal attire where they used to and don’t anymore. (I’m the guy who thinks it’s cool that people used to wear suits to sporting events.)

  2. Vikram Bath says:

    Looking at some of the comments on the Linux pieces, I can’t help but notice a persistent attitude that if something doesn’t work for you, it is your fault as the user.

    In this case, they blame the government for continuing to use proprietary file formats. This might actually be the real problem, but it’s part of a pattern of dismissing people’s problems even when they try.

    • trumwill says:

      That’s a stick on the bundle of complaints I’ve had a long time about Linux people. Though it’s a lot better than it used to be. Or rather, Linux fans haven’t changed, but leadership has and complaints are actually starting to be addressed.

      Trying to stick with the proprietary file formats does undermine the usefulness of Linux (well, LibreOffice and by extension Linux). I can sympathize with the frustration that they put their foot in the water and said “Hey, I can’t swim.”

      That said, the growing pains of making the switch are often understated by Linux people. So turning around and saying that they didn’t weather the pain that they were previously saying wasn’t going to happen… well, here we are.

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