Engaged Reading Time - Issue #85
Here's some links.
Don't read them all at once…
The bullwhip effect: A beginner’s guide
Want to understand the roots of the supply chain chaos that's having all sorts of unexpected side-effects? You need to understand the bullwhip effect…
Apple’s astonishing MacBook Pro reverse ferret
Apple finally reverses the mistakes of half a decade of poor laptop design. And about bloody time.
The shapeshifting language of eco-fascism
As vital as a new attitude to the environment is, there are some nasty people promoting some unpleasant agendas under the guise of environmentalism.
Let us not praise famous women – language: a feminist guide
Many of the notable women of history are missing from the internet in general, and Wikipedia in particular. The assumption has been that this was an inadvertent insight. That might not have been a good assumption…
He-Man fans hate the new series because it has too much Teela in it
And talking of sexism… I feel sure that if I understood why this happens, I'd understand more about our current moment in time. The Netflix sequel to the classic 80s Masters of the Universe series has not been well-received. Why? Because it shuffles the main character off the board, and uses that as an opportunity to examine the other characters — and He-Man's impact on them.
Plus, the lead character effectively switches to Teela — a girl.
Why are so many men of about my generation so threatened by that?
In Praise of Sheeple
Why we shouldn't always think for ourselves. By a contrarian.
I'm not sure it's a convincing argument — but it's an interesting one.