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The action most worth watching is not at the center of things

“…the action most worth watching is not at the center of things but where the edges meet. I like shorelines, weather fronts, international borders. There are interesting frictions and incongruities in these places, and often, if you stand at the point of tangency, you can see both sides better than if you were in the middle of either one.”

Anne Fadiman in the preface to The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

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On sexism, privilege, and tech

My post at gb.tc on sexism, privilege, and "diversity" vs."inclusiveness" in the tech community. An inclusive innovation scene? Baltimore’s tech scene looks like most cities’ – it’s overwhelmingly male. Are techies sexist? Is it outright chauvinism? A result of subtle exclusionary signals? Or is this imbalance simply a symptom of deeper, global problems? These questions are…
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Weekly Twitterings for 2012-10-15

The unexpected explosion of jittergram: 36 hours labor and 250,000 downloads in the app store http://t.co/BGXyYgKi # Make software education a major industry: Mike @Subelsky ’s ‘One Big Idea for Baltimore’ http://t.co/isumymlb via @TechnicallyBMR # I'm at Artifact Coffee (Baltimore, MD) [pic]: http://t.co/LrGS34mT # Social enterprise coworking with @presadams and co. (@ Union Mill w/…
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Weekly Twitterings for 2012-10-01

Social Enterprise Alliance Mid-Atlantic Summit (@ William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center (BC) w/ @andrewcoy) [pic]: http://t.co/WYyTHECu # Going live now from the Social Enterprise Alliance MidAtlantic Summit w/ Kevin Lynch of @SEAlliance #seamidatl http://t.co/0Ic4Wjgs # .@RDFoxworth hosts social enterprise convo w/ Balto. writer Rafael Alvarez & his namesake of http://t.co/3wPvVvET http://t.co/nDV7Frjx # The odds…