· Naughties
· · 2006
· · · January
· · · · 25 (2 entries)

People Bubble · It looks like tal­ent is get­ting damn short out there. The fre­quen­cy of calls from re­cruiters is up, way up. To­tal ice-cold call­s, like “We need a CEO for a enterprise-class so­cial soft­ware offering.” In a lot of cas­es they’re not af­ter me, just “We heard that you know lots of peo­ple in the space.” The shots are no­tice­ably longer and the fre­quen­cy is up and up, par­tic­u­lar­ly since the start of the year. No, I don’t know what it mean­s.
Real People · A few weeks ago I was talk­ing to the peo­ple at the Sun Devel­op­er Net­work and they asked me what I thought of the site; I looked and it seemed like a de­cent developers’ site, but un­for­tu­nate­ly dec­o­rat­ed with the usu­al lame stock pho­tos of hand­some young men and wom­en, carefully-balanced as to skin colour, so I grum­bled at ’em. To­day they pinged me again and said “Check out the Net­work Chan­nel page” and what do you know, now they have pic­tures of ac­tu­al Sun de­vel­op­ers on there. Still race/­gen­der bal­anced, but you know, there’s noth­ing ac­tu­al­ly wrong with that. And the ac­tu­al re­al peo­ple look way bet­ter than the stock cat­a­log mod­els to me. Dear world: use re­al peo­ple on your web site. Now I guess I’m on the hit-list of the As­so­ci­a­tion of Ethnically-Diverse Gener­ic Bright Young Thing Model­s.
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