Graham on Workplace Sterility

Listening to the IT Conversations podcast of author Paul Graham speaking at OSCON 2005 on “…the reasons why open source is able to produce better software, why traditional workplaces are actually harmful to productivity and the reason why professionalism is overrated.” :

The atmosphere of the average workplace is to productivity what flames painted on the side of a car are to speed. [Listen]

Been meaning to test the feature at ITC that lets you embed a timed excerpt of any audio file at the site; check out the Listen link above, which I was able to create in about 10 seconds by timing the excerpt in iTunes and typing the start/stop times into ITC’s “Create Clip/Excerpt” function. Slick.

Music: Mahmoud Ahmed :: Asheweyna

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