* Posts by Rackspanner

3 posts • joined 6 Sep 2007

'Dear diversity hire...' Amazon's weapons-grade fail in recruitment email to woman techie

Rackspanner

Re: Betokened

The issue that the author is highlighting is presumably that the imbalance in gender at Amazon is due to tacit discrimination on the part of hirers.

By starting an email in the highlighted manner, Amazon is saying "we're interested in hiring you solely because of your gender, because we feel we have to" which is a little insulting for someone who may well be the most qualified person for the job and implies that the root issue (the discrimination) is actively being ignored.

I'm not offering any solutions here, you may have noticed. Whatever the solution is it's going to involve a lot of compromises and a few deadends. But Amazon's approach here is clearly wide of the mark.

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IBM drops Power7 drain in 'Blue Waters'

Rackspanner
Coat

Calm down boys

It's pretty pointless arguing where you should build this kind of thing when it's already clearly been decided to put it in a shopping centre just outside the M25.

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Apple slashes iPhone prices

Rackspanner

@ MAD as HELL AT aPPLE

Or what?

Basically, you've gone out and bought a product, paid over the odds and now you've been had. You feel like a safety net, guinea pig and a chump. Why? Because you got swept away by how wonderful the dream of owning this device was.

You have no rights to claim anything back from Apple, live with the disappointment.

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