I’d been trying to find a way to break up with her for a few weeks.
There were, predictably, a number of responses to my open letter. Many of them demonstrate the same myopic or incurious attitude that perpetuates the problem. Others attempt to shift blame, or minimise, or deflect from the core issue, rather than seek to reflect or learn. Some further thoughts on those below.
A couple of months ago, my wife and I were pulled over for speeding in Montana. It was about 3am, we were heading to the airport on a highway, and we were about 15mph over the limit. To make matters worse, the State Trooper informed us that the registration of the rental car we were driving had expired a month earlier. We were speeding in an…
“So how do you know whether someone’s read a post already?” asks Sarah, Medium’s legal counsel. We’re at dinner for my birthday, yet somehow have gotten onto the topic of work yet again. Sarah is referring to Medium’s personalised reading list…
There is a crisis in America. It has been building for a long time — unreported by the complicit liberal media — in the campuses and classrooms of our nation’s academic institutions, from the lowliest liberal arts college, to the most illustrious of the Ivy Leagues. It represents a clear and present danger to America’s future, and…
There have been a couple of interesting responses to Medium’s email login without password feature, which I thought were worth addressing.
Bob Bùi says:
“Passwords are neither secure nor simple.”
This sounds like a controversial statement. Though people may need extra method(s) to ensure…
We launched our passwordless login system on June 29, 2015. This was originally published to Hatch, our internal version of Medium, on April 1, 2015. I wrote it to illustrate to my colleagues why I didn’t consider passwords to be a good option for securing users when we implemented our login system. See Hatching Inside Medium for context on this publication.
Until now, you could only sign in to Medium using Twitter or Facebook. Both these services make signing in quick and easy, and also allow us to build out our users’ connections, so we can show them stories written and recommended by people in their network.
Fun fact: I actually used this kind of technique to help write my online dating profile on RSVP many years back. I married the girl I met there, so maybe there’s something to it? If nothing else, it serves as a reminder of exceptional privilege.
So, the places that shaped me: