“I am Malala”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai

This woman is sharing her story with us.

She is an important politician, who will make a difference for her Pakistan and the rest of the world.

But she has already done more than most of us can ever hope to do.

This tribute to her is in the form of a book recommendation.

She shows so much to us.  Take a look.

The History Of Apple Inc.

The ‘Two Steve’s made it happen,

“The very first Apple Computer logo, drawn by Ronald Wayne, depicts Issac Newton under an apple tree.”

The Apple I and company formed in 1971, The Byte Shop bought 50 machines @ $500 a pop.

The small crew spent day and night getting the machines together.

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Jobs, Wozniak and Wayne formed Apple Computer on April 1, 1976

200 of the Apple I’s were built, then the Apple II (1977), Millions of versions sold into the 80’s,

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“Created by Rob Janoff in 1977, the Apple logo with the rainbow scheme was used from April of that year until August 26, 1999.  Steve Jobs has asserted the apple logo was inspired by the story of his childhood”

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Jobs left Apple in 1985

There were a list of mergers and acquisitions by Apple, but it was the NeXT purchase on December 10, 1996 that transitioned Apple’s big come back in 1997 through 2001.

Steve Jobs became interim CEO making the great products iPod, iPhone and iPad.  He became CEO until 2011 before resigning to deal with his long battle with pancreatic cancer that took his life on October 5, 2011.

Of course there is way more to Apple Inc. in August 2, 2018

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-31/apple-forecast-tops-analysts-estimates-on-new-iphones-services

And there is even more…https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Apple_Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress(things are getting better and better)

That’s to say current problems are the biggest challenge ever:  nuclear proliferation and climate change.

Education shows us that we are better than ever before.

This is a good time to live.

We can all contribute to the solving of current problems more because of past progress.

We are so much more than our ancestry and it will be true of the next generation.

Why not embrace life by struggling to see just how good our progress has been, will be and is at this very moment.

I dare you to watch this video:

 

Ideas About Reconciliation: Canada and Indigenous Law

Finding a way to be lawful with all people is a challenge.

The hard questions require substantive action that will bring a cure to all the people.

Changes will be made within law on all sides to make way for new life with better ways to live together in peace among existing conflict.

To find connections we have in common will pave the way to propose new measures to reconcile many differences:  check out the latest from University of Victoria .

University of Victoria Faculty of Law was live:  https://www.facebook.com/uvicfacultyoflaw/videos/1832084757095096

 

Hate In The News

“When we defend freedom of expression…it doesn’t mean we can censor the expressions that we don’t like. Religion, spiritual, and philosophical questions, should be open to debate.”-Frank La Rue, United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of expression.

The Ethics is about the right way to report the news.

As a reader, I need to know who I am reading and what they are representing in the news.

Who are the hate propagandists?

How are they selling me their hate?

I want to “follow” the hate propagandist and ‘out’ them for who and what they do.

Yet, this knee jerk reaction to hate is as silly as being anonymous because I can do more damage to my opponent.

Propaganda is also a tool used to advertise poor choices or ideas in the mainstream news. Many ideas have an appeal to those who follow or belong to “the group”.

I am increasingly interested in hate spin because it seems to be the strategy used by many groups with an agenda.

I could describe myself as a socially conscious alarmist who will not tolerate any group that uses hate to win an argument or mess up an agenda that an individual or group is using to gain respect and recognition in the community at large.

But this is only true in the worst sense. I am alarmed and I am intolerant of hate. There is a lack of respect for each other and for our groups. We don’t even represent our groups all that well. We need to demonstrate who and what we stand for in a clear manner for all to see.

Hate speech may vilify groups in systematic ways. Whipping up hate for all those who try to uphold shared values and belief does seem unfair at best and criminal at worst.

And there are those who generate contempt on the net, those in media who loose their objectivity to make more content and less news, our own values of fair play seem to work against us when our system seems to fail us. The list of ethical concerns become a burden when the extremes are noted by the socially conscious: dehumanized communities, religious hate, growing complexities, politicians blamed for race hate and the muddy issues in todays waxing and waning global news.

But the truth is still what the journalist will report. And the reader is seeking the truth to all the alarm and intolerance in the news. We all love to hate but to keep our objectivity we must identify it in the news and root it out from the facts. We do represent our respective groups. And regardless of the stakes held by one group or another. We all have the right to debate the question that define the world today. Freedom of expression is alive and well and living in the news today.