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What I Learned From Building An App For Low-Income Americans ⚙ Co.Labs ⚙ code + community
It also became clear that inequality isn’t purely about income. It’s about information and status and opportunity. If you look at the dollar amount, my own income as a freelance writer probably wasn’t much higher than some of my interviewees, but I still had resources like educational credentials and social capital which many of them lacked. One of the reasons that graduation rates among low-income first generation college students hover at around 10% is that they don’t have the "college knowledge" taken for granted by their peers.

Living on a low income translates into other forms of scarcity: of power, information, respect, opportunity, time, health, security, and even of sleep.
technology  inequality 
4 hours ago by jfbeatty
Steve Jobs Reading List Favorite Books - Business Insider
9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

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Steve Jobs: lifelong scholar.
Why did Apple think different?

Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company.

"The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we've always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts," he said.

Jobs' lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch.

By combining tech and the liberal arts, Jobs said that Apple was able to "to make extremely advanced products from a technology point of view, but also have them be intuitive, easy-to-use, fun-to-use, so that they really fit the users."
SteveJobs  Quotes  Business  startup  Technology 
9 hours ago by lukelux
Brain Facts: 24 Facts about The Brain you didn't know ←FACTSlides→
Long-term mobile phone use significantly increases the risk of brain tumours
Mobile  Technology  riskFactors  FACTS  OneToRemember 
10 hours ago by mstmorris
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telephony  technology  ideas 
11 hours ago by qff
Technology and the Moral Dimension | Om Malik
The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, two publications with different ideas of moral dimensions, are asking the same question, one that has been on my mind for a long time: How does Silicon…
morality  values  twitter  technology 
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