Cofounder speed dating
As I write this, it’s been exactly a week since a document began circulating through media circles; titled “Shitty Media Men,” it comprised names of mostly white, mostly New York–based men—names you’ve seen on mastheads and bylines and book covers—whose behavior has covered the spectrum from inappropriate and manifestly creepy to predatory and criminal.
The speed at which the list was shared, added to, and discussed, as its anonymous creator told , underscored “the pervasiveness of the problem.” This is, obviously, not the first time social media has used hashtag campaigns for the dual purpose of naming prominent abusers and fomenting dialogue around abuse, exploitation, and harassment.
So while it’s tempting to believe that this #Me Too moment can be the tipping point, the canned apologies, well-I-never media posturing, and performative allyship that have characterized it tell a more familiar story.
The Motion Picture Academy, for instance, booted Weinstein from its ranks, but a back-patting public statement—“the era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is over”—is worth side-eyeing given that other well-known abusers (Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, and Mel Gibson are just three) retain their membership.
The exponential trend in computing began well before Moore noticed it in integrated circuits or the industry began collaborating on a roadmap.Looking back, this accelerating progress is hard to miss—it’s been amazingly consistent for over five decades.In 1965, Fairchild Semiconductor’s Gordon Moore (later cofounder of Intel) had been closely watching early integrated circuits.In recent years, the chipmaking process has become increasingly complex and costly.After processor speeds leveled off in 2004 because chips were overheating, multiple-core processors took the baton.