Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Assorted Links

From today's reading:

1) What Generation Z will be like at work. Penelope Trunks explains. "...if you think Gen Y is obnoxious about being better at processing information than the older people, think how Gen Y will feel when the next generation tells them their IQ is much higher. And they’re right. Gen Y will be getting on the Adderall bandwagon to stay competitive the way Baby Boomers today get on Facebook."

2) God and university majors. "Being a humanities or a social science major has a statistically significant negative effect on religiosity -- measured by either religious attendance and how important students consider the importance of religion in their lives. The impact appears to be strongest in the social sciences."

3) Pastrami meets patty in Salt Lake City.

4) David Brooks on posterity. Brooks starts the piece by referring to one of my favorite bloggers, economist Tyler Cowan. A bit says: "But, of course, we don’t lead individualistic lives. Material conditions do not drive history. People live in a compact between the dead, the living and the unborn, and the value of the thought experiment is that it reminds us of the power posterity holds over our lives."
Read more here.

5) Fellow Graduates, Before We Greet The Future, a Word From My Sponsor.

6) For those of you going to Lollapalooza in August here is the schedule.

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Sean said...

I wish I could go to Lollapalooza. Are you going?
The lineup looks amazing!
As a Gen Z, I can say that I find it rather frustrating that older generations look down on our ability to multitask. I figure, it's the way of the future. And yet at times I feel weirded out by many of them acting cool and in-the-know. We're also a paranoid bunch, I find.

Sean said...

I don't know, there's something bizarre about receiving a text from your Mom that say, 'your blog page looks way cool this time. right on, honey.'
Or I might just be plain weird for thinking this is weird.....