April 27th, 2021

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Basecamp has recently announced changes to its office policy, which included the following:


I don't know if it's a harbinger of a changing zeitgeist, of companies coming round to publicly acknowledge that they are places for work and for making money, rather than for political activism and posturing. In terms of public relations, I don't know whether Basecamp has made any political statements before, but it would be interesting to see whether it will refrain from doing so in the future.

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An interesting historical artifact — one of the first talks about web components — the motivation, the dream of encapsulating the ugly DOM guts and the simple CSS inside a simple markup — given by Alex Russel in 2011. IE 8 and IE 9 were still around. Javascript was still in its pre-ES6 days (gosh, I almost forgot how to write js classes in the pre-class syntax). JQuery was still king. Chrome was already evergreen.

Also, it sounds like the audience was a bit more professional, a bit more mature than is normally the case with most of today's conferences. Or maybe it's just Alex's style. He does say "fucked" though. Once.