Steve Crocker Explains the Internet to You

hwms.coverartIf you spend any time with senior engineers, you get stories.  Stories of Work. Stories of Technology.  Stories of Friendship.  Stories of accomplishment

Often, these stories are far more profound than the tellers intend.  They tell of mastery, of coming of age, of accomplishment, of agreement.

But they also post a serious question.  How do you re-tell these stories without offending all connected with it offending all connected with it, including the original teller.

The crack How We Manage Stuff is tackling this challenge with a story of dedication to technology that involves two Internet pioneers and a locked building on the campus of UCLA.  The first is an occasional series called “Steve Crocker Explains the Internet to You.”

 

Cast:

  • Evelyn the Business Manater – Margaux Amie
  • Rohit from IT – Noah Masur
  • Maddie, the young entrepreneur  – Zoe Anastassiou
  • Mix the Master Scrum Master – Ron Bianchi
  • Sully from Policy – Josh LaForce

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The Reckoning

hwms.coverartThe arc comes to a close, even though the issues remain open.   At some point, the board has to make a decision – Take the path to the right, Take the path to the left, or Stand in the middle of the road, (which is a decision unto itself.)

Vinny’s board has taken the “maximize immediate return on investment” path, which was the obvious choice once they understood the situation.  The decision brings the SidePocket story to a close because there is no more SidePocket to discuss.  However, it leaves at least on human open, unresolved and visible for all to see.

Cast:

  • Maddie, the young entrepreneur  – Zoe Anastassiou
  • Vinny, the CEO of SidePocket – Geoffrey Grier
  • Molly of SidePocket – Caraid O’Brien
  • Thomas of IBM – Ron Bianchi
  • Carl of G&P – Josh LaForce
  • Jessie, formerly of SidePocket – Sahara Ale
  • San, a mover – Ron Bianchi
  • Julio, a mover – Jake Minevich

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The Corporate Goddesses

In this episode a pair of movers debate the meaning of a series of statues that are commonly called “The Corporate Goddesses”.   These statues are mounted on the top of 860 California Street in San Francisco’s Financial District.  They were done by sculptor  Muriel Castanis (1926-2006).   From a distance they appear to be draped female figures but closer inspection reveals that they are only the draping without faces or figures.

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