Weekly Web Harvest for 2021-02-07

  • The Wrong Question – O’Reilly
    Making people angry might increase shareholder value short-term. But that probably isn’t a sustainable business; and if it is, it’s a business that does incredible social damage. The “solution” isn’t likely to be legislation; I can’t imagine laws that regulate algorithms effectively, and that can’t be gamed by people who are willing to work hard to game them. I guarantee that those people are out there. We can’t say that the solution is to “be better people,” because there are plenty of people who don’t want to be better;
  • The Chegg Situation is Worse Than You Think –
    In fact, Chegg got many of its homework problem answers by licensing them directly from the textbook publishers.

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