Stealing Your Kids' Dreams - and Years from Their Lives [ITBE]
ITBE's Don Tennant has little patience with disenchanted IT workers who discourage their own kids from pursuing a technology-related degree and entering the field. When he raised the issue with a professional career coach last week, he found she had even less patience with the practice than he does.

Tech Companies Are Full of Worry in 2010 [eWeek]
Although we've seen a number of positive reports lately, eWeek says companies are worried about economic conditions, whether new products and services will be able to launch, and whether they can keep their best employees.

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on Surrounding Himself with More Talent [Xconomy Seattle]
As his company grows, Ben Huh has sought to bring in more seasoned managers to help him manage new opportunities.

'Dante's Inferno 2' Referenced in Job Opening? [Attack of the Fanboy]
Talk of a "Dante's Inferno" sequel got fuel this week as Visceral Games posted an opening for a lead level designer on a project that sounds suspiciously like an "Inferno" follow-up.

Apple Is Looking For Eight Experienced Antenna Engineers [TechCrunch]
Pure coincidence after a week of iPhone 4 bad press.

Microsoft pulls plug on Kin phones [Reuters via Yahoo Finance]
Microsoft killed the smartphones less than three months after unveiling them.

Twitter Musings in Syria Elicit Groans in Washington [NY Times]
A cautionary tale: Two young State Department officials tweeted about, among other things, challenging a Syrian communications minister to a cake-eating contest. The State Department is not pleased.

-- Mark Feffer