Saturday, April 26, 2008

Where's the mouse

Clay Shirkey's got a great essay on us growing into our cognitive surplus. Of all the things I see so far that really makes me think that can happen is Google AppEngine.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Two Body Problem

That phrase sums up the physicist's description of situating both husband and wife in desirable positions when they are both academics. For example, two physicists both looking for faculty positions. If one gets a good offer, what does the other one do?

The same problem now applies to senior professionals. I had a recruiter ask me if I knew anyone that would be a match for a pretty senior IT technical position in New York. The people I know that would do well are all married, and their spouses have pretty senior positions as well.

There was a time that the main challenge of relocating for a job was the loss of social connections. Now, there is no problem with the social connections (we are perhaps a little too connected, now), the problem is maintaining two careers.