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Oliversacks

Oliver Sacks | 1933 – 2015

The famous neurologist Olivier Sacks passed away last Sunday. His contributions to a more humane science have been praised all over the globe. Sacks had a very interesting and positive perspective on old age and he lived up to it.

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Young vs Old: A glimpse into the technology industry workforce relationships

Asok is an Indian intern in the famous comic strip Dilbert. He is brilliant and one of the most efficient workers at the office. Despite of his excellent performance, he is never hired as an employee and is often denied the use of company resources.

In these two Dilbert strips from 2006 and 2010, Asoks interaction with older workers can give us an interesting glimpse of the challenges faced by the technology industry.

http://dilbert.com/strip/2006-11-24

http://dilbert.com/strip/2006-11-24

Is there a real conflict between generations?
Does inter-generational teams affect the work environment?
Is experience still relevant?
Etc…

Source: http://dilbert.com/strip/2010-12-23

Source: http://dilbert.com/strip/2010-12-23

White House Conference on Aging

President Obama delivers remarks at the WHCOA

President Obama delivers remarks at the WHCOA

This year, we mark the 80th anniversary of Social Security.  We mark the 50th anniversary of Medicare.  We’ve grown so accustomed to these programs being a part of American life – these bedrock, foundation stones of our society – sometimes it’s easy to forget how revolutionary they were at the time.  They were hard to get done.  When FDR tried to pass Social Security, critics called it “socialism.”  When President Kennedy and President Johnson – and the Dingells – worked to create Medicare, cynics raised the alarm about government takeover of health care.  And now we’ve got signs saying, “Get your government hands off of my Medicare.” – Barack Obama
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