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The only comment I can make is: <3 you and <3 Sarah for loving each other and for allowing the rest of us to experience vicarious joy. I respect the hell out of you for coming out bi. There are lots and lots of people who fall in the midrange of the Kinsey scale, and the world is only helped by encouraging everyone to pursue the love that fits them best.
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I empathize with the other 99% of working mothers who feel the screaming heebie jeebies right about now as they hear the expectations placed on them ratchet ever higher. Telling the system to STFU is a privilege that many would love but few have. Also, claiming women generally have a problem with Mayer is a huge straw woman - one HuffPo link does not a woman-army make.
Those of us who must pay the bulk of our salaries to support our families rather than a nanny are not helped by either Sarah's chiding or the obtuseness of the workplaces most of us must live in for now.
2 years, 3 months ago on Attention women: Marissa Mayer’s life as a working mom has nothing to do with you
Or, if you're a fan of college football you can watch coverage flee ever further into the fortress of cable network exclusivity. Entire divisions are creating their own networks for which they demand money from cable operators. If yours won't play, tough for you - no games. This version of the future includes no online experience or even a way to select which of 3 or 4 simultaneous gams you get to watch, should you have cable service from an amenable provider.
For many sports coverage will get worse before it gets closer to what exists for tennis today. Tennis struggles to get attention. Football, college and pro, have robust fanbases and are protected the same way the RIAA protected acts like NSync in the early 00's.
2 years, 6 months ago on How the US Open Has Cracked the Future of Sports Coverage
Sarah, you and Anne-Marie Slaughter are both incredibly inspiring - but your "fear-based manifesto" compass needs some serious recalibration. Her article was carefully considered, absolutely clear on her viewpoint, and quite lucid in arguing that certain work culture changes would benefit companies and employees alike. You're saying a lot of the same things as she is - nobody can have "it all" unless they define very carefully what "it all" means to them. I wish you wouldn't dismiss so casually the fact that many workers don't have the same ability to define their all as you did. Yes, you've rocked it. Maybe you're one of Anne-Marie's superwomen against whom other women pale in comparison. Or maybe you're just lucky - how's that saying go? "Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good"?
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Repeatedly changing your eye focus from near to far and back causes eyestrain and involves a fairly high cognitive load - a little refocusing is good but constant refocusing doesn't fare well in usability studies. Displays mounted on glasses aren't fun for more than a few minutes at a time.
Having observed a few such studies, it's amazing how easily people around you pick up on the fact that you're paying attention to your glasses and not the conversation you're supposed to be listening to. It causes at least as much social awkwardness as whipping out your phone to check a message. Humans are hard wired to read others' gazes. Even if the technology was embedded in contact lenses it wouldn't give you a free pass to tune out whenever you want.
Finally, there's a very good reason why people keep their headphones on in public - it's the best way to create a little bit of privacy for yourself. At bus stops and on the subway, phones and music players don't isolate us. They just give us a better way to ignore random chatter and the creepy crotch-flashing girl from your photo. So, yeah - Google Glass is a cool vanity project but it's not going to create fundamental social change.
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Junior Seau didn't shoot himself in the head. He shot himself in the chest and asked that his brain be studied to understand the long-term after effects of concussions. Many of his contemporaries have also died, by violence, suicide or degenerative disease.
Of course people in the Valley will riff on social networks as the first answer. Please realize that many former players have no desire to socialize with each other (bounty programs, anyone?) What would help is support from the NFL in stepping into a post-playing life - whether that means career coaching, financial advice, medical treatment, or simply connection with people who inspire a player (again - peers are not a default assumptive helpful group).
This is not a technology problem, it is a situation that will be bettered by genuine, individual compassion and mentoring.
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