We Are Not Your Droids


This morning.

Google employees across the world staged a one hour walkout demanding “transparency, accountability, and structural change” following claims made about Android founder, Andy Rubin.

Google workers stage walkout over company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations (Newstalk)

51 thoughts on “We Are Not Your Droids

  1. Andrew

    They are droids. They probably got an email from HR telling them. Otherwise they wouldn’t bother their swiss.
    PR stunt.

      1. Andrew

        Oh sorry. I didn’t realise. Is that not allowed now?
        I must resist the urge to depart from the groupthink

  2. AssPants

    Fabulous demonstration of the traction of an “outrage” society…..

    How many of those protesting know any of the facts or claims of what they are protesting about.

    In my opinion it would seem that they are protesting about allegations of “he said, she said”; sure isn’t that enough of a reason to be outraged and show people you are so PC via some carefully staged picture on tweeter or snappychatty…..

    1. Daisy Chainsaw

      How many of those protesting know any of the facts or claims of what they are protesting about”

      Ask one of them and maybe they’ll tell you, because it’s looking fairly obvious that you don’t!

        1. Daisy Chainsaw

          I read up on it when I saw the hashtag on Twitter. It’s workers standing up for their rights. Nothing to do with “he said, she said”.

      1. AssPants

        I never claimed to know the facts….. Ms Daisy Outraged Chainsaw…..just following the outrage :)

          1. AssPants

            I am indeed a good little follower….. careful with the assumed species….,I might have to just walk out of the office here for an hour with outrage at being assumed…….

  3. TheQ47

    Nothing to do with the protest as such, but some of the writing in that linked article in the NYT is almost impossible to read. Like this, for example:

    Google gave Andy Rubin, the creator of Android mobile software, a hero’s farewell when he left the company in October 2014. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next,” Larry Page, Google’s chief executive then, said in a public statement.

    That then made me read the sentence a couple of times before I understood what it meant.

    Just me then…?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      a couple of years ago, NYT would have used “then-chief executive” but you’ll rarely find anything hyphenated in it now

      revised style guide in 2016

      1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

        I don’t like it. I like an aul hyphen. I love an em-dash––I think everyone does.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          between you and me, i’m hazy over the difference between an em dash and an en dash. one day, i’ll look it up.

      2. TheQ47

        Even without the hyphen, just writing then chief executive makes it much easier to understand. It’s the position of the then that really bothers me.

  4. Dhaughton99

    Google Dublin is just a big property and money laundering operation these days. How many people are needed to tweak the algo? And probably all done from the states. And all the YouTube beheading videos are censored by an outsourced company.

  5. Dub Spot

    None of these protesters seem upset with the seriousness of the matter, especially the group in the orange emergency jackets. What’sup with that?

    1. Brother Barnabas

      the ones in orange hi-viz are suspected sex offenders. they’re made wear them so everyone else can see them coming..

      1. Nigel

        A sexual misconduct drill. If every time there was sexual misconduct a sexual misconduct alarm sounded and the building was evacuated, that would be brilliant. Great idea, Andrew.

          1. Brother Barnabas

            from your thoughts alone? you’re some man, cian (or a pubescent boy with raging hormones)

  6. SOQ

    I just LOVE how google uk policy forces people north-side of the Irish border to now select another search engine within Chrome, delete the google.co.uk installed without consent, re-enter google.ie then make it default.

    What was that about equality?

  7. Dub Spot

    You won’t see this reported in the Irish Times (since they are taking Google money for a digital content project):

    Berlin’s cool kids make Google drop campus plan


    #TakeBackTheCity could learn from this kind of resistance.

    “Having accepted that the project was no longer viable, Google has decided to hand the Kreuzberg site over to two social enterprises. What was planned as a campus will be a “House of Social Engagement” — less West Coast vibe, more utilitarian purpose with a splash of eastern bloc directive. Google will foot the bill — an arrangement no doubt in keeping with Kreuzberg’s preference for a different type of capitalism.”

    1. D

      > Berlin’s cool kids make Google drop campus plan

      the complete irony of me pasting this into google to read it for free to fact check the ‘google will foot the bill’ statement…

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