I’m not a person who generally talks about the “women in tech” issue. I’ve always said it’s never affected me personally. I feel awful when I see bad things happen to women in our industry, but have never felt the need to get involved in the conversation.
I think I was confused about what the…
I witnessed the “I wasn’t serious” conversation/ruse. Maya handled it with aplomb in a way that, sadly, hinted at having had lots of practice dealing with this sort of crap.
Ira Glass:I am such a do-goody, people-pleasing kid — or I was — I don't think I've ever been fired, not even from an ice cream shop, magician for kids' parties, not even in my early jobs in radio. I was a temp secretary for a long time and I went at it with a passion and I tried to do a nice job in all my jobs. So sorry I'm not helping your angle at all.
New York Magazine:Jill Abramson was fired.
Ira Glass:I have no idea what you're talking about.
New York Magazine:Jill Abramson got fired from the New York Times.
Ira Glass:Okay. And she was who?
New York Magazine:The executive editor.
Ira Glass:Okay. I read the newspaper, but I live in my own little bubble. When did that happen?
New York Magazine:Wednesday. And it's been a massive … the blogosphere is going wild.
Ira Glass:I hate reading media news so I actively sort of — I'm not interested in someone getting fired. No disrespect to people that are, but I literally had no idea who she was, or that she got fired until this moment.
New York Magazine:Really?
Ira Glass:Yeah. I live in my own little world and we're putting together a show that we're putting up at the Brooklyn Academy of Music; I was rewriting the thing here at the Peabody's that I'm doing today and we are doing a radio show, so it has been pretty busy. I'm so sorry that was either the worst possible quote or a possibly useful quote. Am I, like, the only person in New York who hasn't heard this?
New York Magazine:Maybe.
Ira Glass:Well, I take that with pride.
New York Magazine:She was the first female editor of the New York Times.
New York Magazine:It was this big unceremonious firing.
Ira Glass:Honestly, like, I'm a superfan of the New York Times, but I know nothing about how they put it together and I really don't care.
Early in T/Maker’s life, I was working on a company-defining deal with a major PC manufacturer. We were on track to do about a million in revenue that year: This deal had the potential to bring in another quarter million, plus deliver millions of dollars in the years to come if it went well. It…