Silicon Valley, once upon a time, used to be run by conscientious, thoughtful VCs who were focused on building value, building great companies. Today's Silicon Valley is becoming more like Wall Street, run by nothing other than greed and thoughtless speculation.
We will always need talented engineers and scientists. But our future rests on how successful we are in getting technology and humans to interact in ways that benefit our planet and everyone who lives on it.
Forget the logical, legal and/or political implications of her actions. From a purely technological point-of-view, in a world in which we are all deathly afraid of losing our files to some unforeseen digital disaster, who consciously completely clears two years of emails, forever?
President Obama has still not responded to the 100,000+ Americans who signed the We the People petition demanding ECPA reform (it's been 152 days -- for comparison, a petition to build a Death Star got a response within 29 days.).
Our world is changing very fast, and the role of women is changing fast with it -- and, mostly, for the positive. We have more women in power, more women in the workforce, more women in control of their lives but there still aren't representative numbers of women at the top of companies.
Dropbox is clearly looking for creative people who can think outside the box and wants to make interviews more fun. The problem is that such questions are fun only for people who understand the jokes -- and who can think like the young men doing the interviews.
There is a general misunderstanding on the complexity of cloud computing. Like anything else, we are much more comfortable with the systems we have in place and we naturally resist change. But we shouldn't.
Next time you go to water your garden, you may notice a new exotic plant -- the vodka tree. Well, to be more specific it is unlikely you'll actually grow an actual tree, but given the hijinks of resourceful teens today, you may find yourself a veritable bouquet of bottles.
As more women face the challenge, the proverbial glass ceiling will keep cracking and hopefully, one day it will break apart. Until then, don't be afraid to take risks and nurture your ideas. They might just hatch.