It’s all just like high school, complete with bullies

February 5, 2009
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Kathy Sierra | developer.* Blogs

Power, Michel Foucault observed, is exerted through capillaries of society in micro packets through such practices as medicine, the mechanics of prisons, and, it appears to me, through bullying which far from being a childhood phenomenon has been remarked to appear in all phases of life as experienced by all too many people who are shamed into silence and denial by the experience.

Sometimes, you just have to read Ed Nilges. You won’t agree with all (or maybe any) of what he says (although I often do), but just trying to think your response through is an outstanding workout for your brain cells.

Kathy Sierra | developer.* Blogs

Power, Michel Foucault observed, is exerted through capillaries of society in micro packets through such practices as medicine, the mechanics of prisons, and, it appears to me, through bullying which far from being a childhood phenomenon has been remarked to appear in all phases of life as experienced by all too many people who are shamed into silence and denial by the experience.

Sometimes, you just have to read Ed Nilges. You won’t agree with all (or maybe any) of what he says (although I often do), but just trying to think your response through is an outstanding workout for your brain cells.