Linky Friday #71
[E1] At Hit Coffee, I wrote about Clancy’s high school experience at a boarding school for the gifted and talented and compared it to the warehouse I went to.
[E2] High school students are getting a lot of computer instruction, but not much computer science instruction.
[E3] In education, classroom time may not matter.
[E4] Breaking news: Kids think school is boring.
[G1] Natalie Dicou looks at the movement to ordain women in the LDS Chuch.
[G2] Bob Somerby weighs in on equal pay, looking at the 77% figure and adjustments for relevant factors.
[G4] According to this report (PDF), going to medical school may have been a bad move for Clancy and other female doctors. That’s kind of depressing.
[G5] Relatedly, American mothers would prefer to work part-time if they could, demonstrating the ongoing tension between flexible scheduling and the gender gap.
[O1] Workplace hierarchies are kind of important, contrary to the belief of some.
[O2] Nikil Saval writes about the importance of Office Space. It is unfortunate that a lot of the affection for the movie is reduced to one-liners, as it’s truly a movie of the age.
[O3] Reportedly, new labor rules in France require workers to unplug from work when they go home.
[O4] New Jersey’s Attorney General’s office has unionized! Under the banner of… the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
[O5] Emma Green writes about officespeak, and how a culture of efficiency can embrace inefficiency.
[S1] With the internationalization of space travel, diplomacy can be tough.
[S2] According to Popular Mechanics, you’d need 10,000 people to colonize another planet.
[S3] Which would be easier to colonize, Mars or Venus?
[N1] Researchers whose work was cited to justify the EU’s more onerous regulation of ecigarettes say that they have been misinterpreted.
[N2] A man was found guilty of breaking an ecigarette law that doesn’t exist.
[N3] Silicon Valley startup Ploom is looking at blurring the distinctions between cigarettes, ecigarettes, and pot. This makes me uncomfortable.
[D1] North Dakota’s economy is sailing along, and not just the mineral-rich western part.
[D2] North Dakota finds itself dealing with radioactive waste.
[D3] Is the oil in North Dakota leading to a cultural blooming?