Our country needs to offer equitable opportunities to our rural communities so they can grow and thrive into the future. Eighty percent of American teens surveyed said high-speed internet access could change their community for the better. Among those teens who plan to leave their hometowns, 34% cite poor internet connectivity as the reason for their decision. This figure jumps to 43% for teens living in rural areas. History teaches us that when communities are presented with the same opportunities to achieve success through education or business development, they become stronger. And in today’s economy, that success begins with broadband access to develop the digital skills for the workforce of the future. … [Read more...] about The 21% of American teens without reliable broadband are being left behind
The sense within the company was that the media was playing hardball because it was SKG (Spielberg, Katzenberg, and Geffen), and there was an element out there that wanted the mighty moguls to fall. “Along the way there’d be stories that came out that didn’t really have much to do with anything,” Phillip Nakov said. “I almost feel—I know this from personal experience in this business—that everyone was just holding their breath for [Pop] to fail.” … [Read more...] about Quibi before Quibi: The inside story of Jeffrey Katzenberg’s first dot-com failure
If you have the time, take an online class or view live presentations. You’ve probably watched some great TED Talks, but I also recommend Creative Mornings, the breakfast speaker series that launched in New York and spread around the globe. These newly virtual talks put the world at your fingertips. Tune in for live presentations from Barcelona to Baltimore or choose from almost 9,000 archived videos. … [Read more...] about How to do thoughtful work when you just can’t focus
As part of their larger design philosophy, Aesop describes their packaging as “created with utmost care to ensure they function with ease and are pleasing to our eyes.” As an industrial designer, Perriand followed a similar philosophy, and made functional pieces like swivel chairs into icons by following a doctrine centered on the “art of living”—finding harmony with your built surroundings. … [Read more...] about Aesop’s new perfume pays tribute to an unsung hero of modernism
The reason why likely isn’t nefarious, but more the result of the initial proposal being too broad. While the graphic in the proposal showed the emoji on one knee, the text didn’t specify that the “person kneeling” emoji should be on one knee instead of two. Taking a knee for protest isn’t mentioned either—resting, praying or proposing are mentioned as use cases; a reference to “political contexts” is the only hint at Ji Lee’s original intent. … [Read more...] about Unicode got a proposal for a kneeling-in-protest emoji two years ago. So where is it?