We should care about low levels of diversity in the professional developer workforce because technology is creeping insidiously into every aspect of our lives and is even increasingly making decisions for us. Improving diversity and inclusion in these problematic areas, however, will require taking proactive measures.
Israel’s new coalition is, in effect, two mini-governments in one, conjoined by an agreement between their leaders. Challenges in dealing with the Palestinians will test the stability of this arrangement before long, and given the vastly different views represented by the coalition, it is unclear who will prevail.
Boycotts can be a powerful tool for political dissidents, transforming diffuse popular sentiment into a targeted beam powerful enough to force political change. Election boycotts, however, are a different matter altogether. While understandable in the face of oppression, they tend to do more harm than good.