DTNS 3369 – Benioff Buys Time

Conventional wisdom states that robots will eliminate a huge demand for human labor causing an increase in the unemployed and lead to a well spring of discontent and social tension. However, a new study from the World Economic Forum indicates that robots will instead create more jobs than they displace.

Starring Tom Merritt, Sarah Lane, Roger Chang and Justin Robert Young.

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  1. About Linus Torvalds:

    Some time ago I read an interview with a female programmer who was working at the Linux Foundation. She described that it wasn’t just about Linus Torvalds himself. In any organisation, when there is a central figure the behavior of that central figure tends to rub off. It’s not something that happens consciously, but people tend to follow the lead of the person who is in the lead. This female programmer had a personal standard of politeness that she maintained. However, that took a real effort, because many people tended to be unpleasantly blunt. She felt that a necessary condition for a change towards people being more considerate of each other was that Linus would need to set a good example.

    In the past sometimes interviewers have asked Linus Torvalds about his behavior. I don’t remember Torvalds’s answers exactly, but I think it was something along the following lines: Yes, he allowed himself to explode in anger on occasion. Of course that is very unpleasant for the person at the receiving end, but such an outpour of anger does serve to get across the message: “this is really important to me!”

    My best guess is that people around Torvalds have convinced him that changing his attitude and behavior would be beneficial for the community as a whole.

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