Pratchett was diagnosed with a particularly nasty variant of Alzheimer's disease, posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), in 2007. In his latter years, he fought for the legalization of assisted suicide (though he didn't like that phrase). In an opinion piece for The Guardian, Pratchett argued that he wanted to die at a time of his choosing, "before the disease takes me over." In 2011, Pratchett presented a one-off documentary called Choosing to Die. In a statement published on Paul Kidby's site announcing the author's death, he died as a result of "succumbing to the final stages of the disease." … [Read more...] about Sir Terry Pratchett finally meets the
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Marie Rosecrans: Two years ago at Dreamforce, we actually launched Salesforce Essentials. It is, we feel, the easiest way to start on Salesforce. It really takes the small business buyer and user in mind because as I mentioned, these are small businesses that are running their businesses on spreadsheets and through inboxes and on paper-based systems. We also know that they're doing up to four jobs a day, right? They're selling, they're supporting, and doing everything else. And so we created one unified app that includes sales and support. Because we know that the small business customer is super budget conscious, it's priced at $25 per user per month. You can't get better than that. … [Read more...] about Salesforce SMB exec Marie Rosecrans shares insights on meeting the unique needs of small business
Hometown hero Arriving at the Monte Carlo train station is a spectacle unto itself. A mob of F1 fans snake out of the station and pack the streets outside, with merchandise stands lining nearly every major road and alcove. Ferrari billboards greet you at each turn as you wind your way down to La Rascasse—the area near the “Fan Zone,” which includes free slot car racing, photo opportunities, esports booths, and more. These same types of diversions are available at other F1 races, like at Texas’ Circuit of the Americas track, but there’s something exhilarating about having it all packed within the small city confines of Monaco. You feel like you’re in the middle of everything. … [Read more...] about Can a trip to the iconic Monaco Grand Prix cure an F1 cynic?
John Gaughan, managing director of technology recruitment firm Finlay James, said he has a number of clients who are hiring and using remote on-boarding when filling SaaS tech sales roles and technology leadership positions. Recruiters are switching from in-person interview to video meetings with candidates, and in some cases, with everyone working from home, it may be some time before new recruits actually meet the people they are working with. … [Read more...] about IT jobs: Why developers and engineers are still in demand right now
The Australian poll found support for 5G and Gates conspiracy theories was highest among young people, with one-fifth of all 18 to 34-year olds saying they had some belief that Bill Gates was involved in the creation and spread of coronavirus, with the same number responding positive to the question: "The 5G wireless network is being used to spread the COVID-19 virus". … [Read more...] about US poll says only 1 in 4 Republican voters disbelieve Bill Gates coronavirus conspiracy