Over at BoingBoing, Dale Dougherty traces the genesis of a news story, in this case, retail sales numbers for ‘Black Friday’. He shows how this story, which is communicated on every news media every year after Thanksgiving, starts with a press release based on very questionable market research methods from an industry trade group, and then gets repeated as fact by news media.
Things I’ve learned
For the last few months, I’ve been reading and participating in discussions in the reddit community r/cscareerquestions. Most of the discussions are started by people who are starting a career in programming or who want Read more…