What Doesn’t Seem Like Work?

“If something that seems like work to other people doesn’t seem like work to you, that’s something you’re well suited for.” –Paul Graham
http://www.paulgraham.com/work.html

Sorta similar:
“When you do the work that others can’t possibly imagine doing, you set yourself apart.” –Seth Godin
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2015/03/more-trouble-than-its-worth.html

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John Taylor Gatto: “What part of the resume [college applicaton] submitted do you look at first?”

The Princeton admissions guy: “Hobbies… it’s the only honest information you’re likely to get. How does someone spend their time when it’s their free choice to spend. It’s a window into their mind and their heart.” (at 51:40)

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RELATED:
“What matters more than any academic pedigree is that your children pursue their passions outside the classroom.”
from: Does It Matter Which College Your Child Chooses? Probably Not
http://cognoscenti.wbur.org/2015/03/04/getting-in-admissions-holly-robinson

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fact?

“[W]e didn’t subject our most highly paid professionals [doctors, lawyers, etc] to international competition in the same way as manufacturing workers. In fact in some ways we increased their protection. This matters because the inequality resulting from globalization was by design, not an accidental outcome.”

http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/would-doctors-benefit-from-globalization-that-lowered-their-pay-and-the-cost-of-health-care

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facts?

“We all know that robots are making it impossible for people without a college degree to get jobs. That’s a basic fact about the economy known to all right-thinking people. And, just like most of the other “facts” about the economy known by right-thinking people, it happens not to be true.”

Data Refuses to Cooperate with Mainstream Education Story
Dean Baker
Sunday, 08 March 2015 07:52
http://www.cepr.net/index.php/blogs/beat-the-press/data-refuses-to-cooperate-with-mainstream-education-story

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Knowledge-based work not safe from computers and globalization

Yet another article about this topic:

Automation hits the professions. Most remain delusionally confident, so far.
http://fabiusmaximus.com/2015/03/03/industrial-revolution-automation-professions-pilots-79845/

Already happening: pilots, doctors (anesthesiologists, radiologists, ophthalmologists), lawyers, editors, musicians,

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How much water is contaminated by fracking for oil?

“So for every barrel of oil, that was around 19 barrels of water.”
http://www.marketplace.org/topics/business/oil-wells-produce-even-more-water-oil

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What kind of programmer are you?

“If I were in my teens today, Zuck would not be my role model.
You know who would be my role model? Banksy!”
http://scripting.com/2013/12/31/twitterAsANotepad.html

See also:
http://scripting.com/2014/08/27/whatCoderMeansToMe.html

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