At Work, Expertise Is Falling Out of Favor (The Atlantic) — an interesting longform exploration of “the future of work” (aka automation, generalists, lifelong learning) in the context of the Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship experiment. So much applicability to the business world (“experiment” becomes “must succeed flagship project” when CEO changes; chaos is opportunity to learn; etc.).
The ‘Platform’ Excuse is Dieing (The Atlantic) — The platform defense used to shut down the why questions: Why should YouTube host conspiracy content? Why should Facebook host provably false information? Facebook, YouTube, and their kin keep trying to answer, “We’re platforms!” But activists and legislators are now saying, “So what?”