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“If Silicon Valley wants to help the world, there is a lot it can do, starting with making its own products safer and its own companies more just. Perhaps most important, it can develop respect for hard-earned expertise in areas other than its own.” Zeynep Tufekci in the NYT: What Elon Musk Should Learn From the Thailand Cave Rescue. (Zeynep is so right on this. Everyone in my industry should read it to get a better understanding of how the rest of the country perceives us.) “Mark Zuckerberg, the chief executive of Facebook, donated $100 million to New Jersey schools as part of a multiyear plan to improve them. The centerpiece of the plan was teacher evaluation and charter schools, but it didn’t work well. Some aspects of the plan even made things worse. Education is a complex topic, and making a lot of money in tech is not a qualification for solving educational problems.”

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