Tim Cook says lack of diversity in tech is 'our fault'

Christina Warren, Mashable, Jun 14, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

While on the one hand completely supporting this article, on the other hand I want to insist that the concept of diversity extends well beyond age, gender and colour. You can be diverse across all three and be staffed exclusively by Harvard grads. Diversity extends to background, culture, avocations, pets, and so much more. 'Learning style sceptics' notwithstanding, diversity means you need both introverts and extroverts, tactile people and thinking people, scientists and artists, creatives and conservatives. Mix it up. "And that future, according to Cook, should be diverse: 'I think the most diverse group will produce the best product, I firmly believe that,' he says. Even without taking its values into account, Apple is a 'better company' by being more diverse."

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