Waiting hours for a cellphone to charge may become a thing of the past, thanks to an 18-year-old high-school student’s invention. She won a $50,000 prize Friday at an international science fair for creating an energy storage device that can be fully juiced in 20 to 30 seconds.
Everybody, remember this face. Remember this name. If this becomes a commonly used & highly lauded discovery, at some point a White guy is going to take credit, even if he has to word it like “Improved upon a previous…” No no no Fuck that guy. Remember this brown girl. Remeeeemmmmmberrrrr
No but really, this is completely revolutionary, why isn’t this getting more credit. Like think of all the application possibilities this has beyond cell phones, this is amazing.
The freelancer is the job archetype for the new millenium. Much like artists were to the Renaissance and engineers to the mechanical revolution, the tech (and more recently, the mobile) revolution rely on freelancers of various skills to propel itself forward. Apple and Microsoft have full time employees like engineers, … Continue reading »
We’re the backbone of the economy!
I really appreciate the benefits of freelancing - setting your own schedule, managing your workflow, pushing yourself to learn the skills you find interesting and useful.
But one of the biggest and scariest challenges is mentorship : in a traditional office space, you could find a boss or colleague who sees you as talented, takes you under their wing, and helps you understand and manage your own strengths and weaknesses.
In a Freelance world, we have to find our mentors. We have to figure out strengths and weaknesses independently. It’s not always easy to do that - you really have to listen and be open to feedback. Will that be a faster path to personal growth?
You know how it is, right, ladies? You know a guy for a while. You hang out with him. You do fun things with him—play video games, watch movies, go hiking, go to concerts. You invite him to your parties. You listen to his problems. You do all this because you think he…
So my mom and I have been working the same waitress job for 5-6 years now. She had been waitressing years before, but this is recently. Anyway, about… 15 minutes ago this guy she waited on left and told her to take care. Just that. Prior to this she had talked to him about Italy. Her people are from Florence, this and that, and she said she’s never been. She’s got 8 years of art education and she’s working a waitress job. It’s pretty… Sad and disappointing, I guess. Her and my father divorced 6 years ago and she hasn’t had a real job ever. Just been stuck in a small town she’s not from.
This man who we have never seen before tipped her 1000 dollars for a trip to Italy. Walked out, not another word.
…you know. Just when I start to lose faith in humanity….Hm.