‘One of the most famous — notorious? — aspects of the tech industry’s hard-driving culture is the expectation that workers will spend long, long hours at work. In many ways, the fabled work perks of Silicon Valley life — the in-house chefs, the comfy chairs — are designed to keep employees at the office as long as possible. But it’s not just for plebes: many of Silicon Valley’s luminaries put themselves through crazy working hours as well. Here, in (mostly) their own words, are tech industry giants and their imbalanced work-life balance…’
An Example of Mockumentary
Mockumentary skewers ISPs as Verizon-FCC net neutrality case goes to court
‘A new mockumentary posted on YouTube and backed by a group of net neutrality advocates makes the case that the FCC is right and Verizon is wrong in a fight that today goes to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
‘The half-hour film features a bumbling market researcher hired by Verizon and the other big ISPs to spread the word that “The Internet Must Go,” though gets an education along the way from U.S. Senator Al Franken (D.-Minn.), Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian, Zipcar founder Robin Chase and others in favor of an open and free Internet.
‘Interview subjects go to painful extremes to explain the concepts of net neutrality to the researcher, trotting out metaphors about bridges, the electric grid and you name it to get their points across. The interviewer further gets his eyes opened when visiting rural North Carolina and hearing tales of woe regarding poor or no broadband access…’
Charge a phone, use the soldering iron, and have a shop light on all at the same time
‘This power pack would be for emergency use, like when a storm knocks out the power, and would be very nice to have for camping.
‘Okay, Fat Cat saw this on youtube and thought we could do an instructable on it. We highly recommend that you check out the link to the video by KK’s Boathouse…’