60 Minutes 2011 reports on family homelessness are must-sees

They titled the report, “The Hard Times Generation” and it was a revealing look at families fighting homelessness.

60 Minutes: 14 minute video: “Hard Times Generation: Families living in cars”:

60 Minutes: 2 minute video: “Something with a roof: Scott Pelley asks homeless students to describe their ideal homes, they have only a few modest requests: a roof, a bed and most importantly, their families.”:

Read the story behind the report.

Related Stories:

CityPaper: “One Occupy legacy: it gave the homeless cover to live in public.”

Metafilter: “Inequality highest in thirty years across most of the developed world.”

Esquire: “Income Inequality Is a Symptom, Not the Disease”

thestateman: “Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income”

NYTimes.com: “How Anger Took Elites by Surprise”

NYTimes: “Camps Are Cleared, but ‘99 Percent’ Still Occupies the Lexicon”

CSMonitor: “Homeless children at record high in US. Can the trend be reversed?”

Billy Bragg: “Billy Bragg: The biggest enemy we face is… the deadly lure of cynicism”

Salon: “How 2011 became the year of compassion”

Meet the man behind the protest mask – Alan Moore

Tom Lamont, in The Guardian, interviews comic book writer Alan Moore and asks him how he feels about the propagation of “V for Vendetta” masks among protestors: “Alan Moore – meet the man behind the protest mask”

A parent who finds a way to build an App helping his Autistic son

The Startup Toolkit profiles Aeir and profiles the person behind it, Joseph Hill. It is an inspiring story: “A man, a mop, a year, and an app – Joseph Hill on Aeir Talk”.

In 2011, the Internet started to revolutionize education

A huge list of stories from TheNextWeb to read in its 2011 round-up: “In 2011: How the Internet Revolutionized Education”. Things that got my attention:

Squad, CodeNow, ReadingBear, The Open University, and Clayton Christensen, saying education is ready for disruption.

How Firefly fans won a fight for free speech on a campus

YouTube.com: “Don’t Mess with Firefly! How SciFi Fans Made a Campus Safe for Free Speech (feat. Neil Gaiman)”:

(via Boing Boing)

Quotes from the Nato Software Engineering Conference in 1968 – Peter Krantz

Peter Krantz put together some eye-opening, and sad, sad quotes from a software engineering conference held in 1968: “Quotes from the Nato Software Engineering Conference in 1968 – Peter Krantz”.