|ChatGPT is great: you’re just using it wrong.
A computer scientist writes a commentary on ChatGPT, which he claims is “better for playacting than playing at finding facts.” ChatGPT is not a super-charged version of Google, he argues, using a ChatGPT search for books about Abraham Lincoln and a second president, William Henry Harrison, to illustrate his point. Read more
Displacement and replacement: How tech layoffs can help the federal market.
With layoffs from large tech companies such as Alphabet, Dell, and Meta in the news seemingly daily, there is a way for agencies and contractors to attract highly skilled tech experts to the stability and mission of the federal government, as OPM and VA officials are showing they are eager to do. Read more
How do you write a State of the Union speech?
Read drafts out loud in front of a small audience and get feedback. Sure, we all do that, even for shortlist interviews. But what other tricks do speech-writers and speech-givers use in drafting the State of the Union? This article has some ideas that you can use during your own speeches. For starters, NO ACRONYMS! It prevents people from understanding whatever the speaker is saying. For someone with a stutter, adding notations–such as when to take a breath–helps keep speaking even-keeled. Other presidents have used notecards, breaking out the speech into small chunks, or rewriting the speech in his own handwriting. Read more