Info

The Adam Morgan Show

The Adam Morgan Show is a weekly podcast featuring Adam Morgan, a software engineer, with commentary on current events, politics, and its influence on tech.
RSS Feed
The Adam Morgan Show
2017
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February
January


2016
December
November
October
September
August
July
June
May
April
March
February


All Episodes
Archives
Now displaying: May, 2017
May 24, 2017

Today I discuss a Gizmodo article on hate speech and reflect on my own personal experience with racism and how I was raised to deal with racism and hate speech. I also share my thoughts on why I think Heineken’s latest ad is great and needed when people are so overwhelmed with discussions through Twitter and Facebook.

— — —

Google Lens: https://twitter.com/CNET/status/864917476362137602/video/1

Facebook Thinks Saying "Men Are Trash" Is Hate Speech: http://gizmodo.com/facebook-thinks-saying-men-are-trash-is-hate-speech-1795170688

The Heineken Ad Is Worse Than The Pepsi Ad, You’re Just Too Stupid To Know It: https://medium.com/@thedididelgado/the-heineken-ad-is-worse-than-the-pepsi-ad-youre-just-too-stupid-to-know-it-5580e7c40cb1

May 17, 2017

Is Instagram copying Snapchat or is Snapchat copying Instagram? In either case, should this copying be legal? Today I dig into intellectual property and why I’m not a fan of intellectual property laws citing various examples that show how transparency of ideas and the freedom to use and share ideas leads to better results - both in and outside of tech.

———

Jason Calacanis’ Tweets: https://twitter.com/Jason/status/864605039016521729

USA Today Instagram Copycat: https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/baig/2017/05/16/instagram-kevin-weil-snapchat-facebook-copycat/101748440/

A little-known California law is Silicon Valley's secret weapon: https://www.vox.com/new-money/2017/2/13/14580874/google-self-driving-noncompetes

HowStuffWorks Phonograph: http://science.howstuffworks.com/innovation/repurposed-inventions/10-new-uses-for-old-inventions6.htm

Olympic vault comparison: http://imgur.com/lPzpq

May 10, 2017

Today I discuss victim culture in tech, how it leads people to wait for change rather than creating it themselves, and how I would handle the situations if they happened to me. I also share my thoughts on TechCrunch’s article “Beyond the Diversity Report” and how the goalposts of diversity and inclusion are always moving.

———

YouTube CEO Microaggressions: http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/03/technology/susan-wojcicki-american-opportunity/

Project Include Salary: https://twitter.com/projectinclude/status/860536396917993472

TechCrunch Beyond the Diversity Report: https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/07/beyond-the-diversity-report/

Shanley Kane’s Project Include tweets: https://twitter.com/shanley/status/860207855248392192

May 3, 2017

Today I discuss Netflix’s recent hit show 13 Reasons Why, some of the backlash it has faced, and why I think the show is important. I also share my thoughts on the privilege of working in tech and how many people don’t leverage their position to their benefit. Finally, I share my thoughts on Mic’s “1000 Women in Tech” list and how these initiative create problems for themselves.

———

Uber suicide: http://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/Suicide-of-an-Uber-engineer-widow-blames-job-11095807.php?t=7e40d1f554&cmpid=fb-premium&cmpid=twitter-premium&cmpid=twitter-premium

Tech salaries and cost of living: https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/05/03/976908/0/en/New-Paysa-Study-Reveals-U-S-Cities-Where-Tech-Talent-Salary-Stretches-Farthest-and-Least.html

Mic’s 1000 Women List: https://mic.com/articles/175136/women-in-tech-1000-names-no-more-all-male-panels-conferences#.1vXgjEApk

1