Monday, October 22, 2018

Why does Microsoft do a Creators Update to Windows 10 at least twice a year?




Peter Bright has a valuable article at ArsTechnica on how Microsoft developed Windows 10 as its “last ever OS” for the PC.


But that means that major rewrites – the Creators Update – happen twice a year.  Other vendors, like Apple for the MacBook, update only once a year.
  
I have not received the Oct 2018 Creator’s Update yet.  Knock on wood.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"EI" describes hard labor life in a retail store



“Economic Invincibility” describes his own experience working in retail in a big box store.


It’s all pretty proletarian and humiliating.
  
My own father was fired from his first retail job in Chicago for not making quota – back in the 1920s.

Monday, October 01, 2018

WSJ op-ed proposes making paternity leave for fathers mandatory!



An op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (of all places), by Joanne Lipman, “Want Equality? Make Dads Stay Home” is certainly getting attention this Monday morning.  You heard right.  Companies should force fathers to use paternity leave benefits when they offer it.  Obviously the proposal can be tweaked, if states finally get around to passing mandatory family leave laws.


The byline for the article is telling. “Mandatory paternity leave would close the wage gap and strengthen family bonds.”  That could apply in Europe, too, where according to the article often men don’t take it.

The mandatory part is to keep men from lowballing the system.
  
But as in yesterday’s blog post, what about the childless?  Do they pay for all this?

Update: Oct 2

The Cato Institute takes the libertarian view in a paper by Vanessa Brown Calder, link