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.
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.
Is there a real conflict between generations?
Does inter-generational teams affect the work environment?
Is experience still relevant?
“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
The European consortium AFE-INNOVNET recently launched an online repository to collect age-friendly environments initiatives in Europe.
Their main objective is to exchange knowledge, foster synergies and contribute to the scaling up of these initiatives. Read More