A man assembles his CV by using phrases autocompleted in Google search
@TechnicallyRon wrote a resume by using whatever Google-search autocomplete suggested. An HBR study finds that male and female founders are asked very different questions — his are aimed at “promotion” (what cool things will you be able to do?) and hers are focused on “prevention” (how will you keep from screwing up?) “Obituary Notices of Astronomers”, a comprehensive list of how 18th-century ones died. (M. Delaunay perished in “the upsetting of a pleasure-boat near Cherbourg”.) Volvo’s self-driving car is defeated by kangaroos. “How Maps Changed The World,” my latest column for Smithsonian.

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  1. Ken Knudson

    “Milner worries, though, that GPS is weakening something fundamental in ourselves… ” That’s hilarious — I haven’t been able to navigate my way out of a paper bag in nearly 70 years 🙂

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    1. Clive Post author

      Heh heh, yeah. The people who were able to navigate well worry that they’re losing the skill; for the others who had terrible skills of navigation and orientation to begin with, GPS has been a godsend!

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