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things that get my hackles up: a countdown

9. non-tech people trash talking tech products that don’t function perfectly as though tech were easy
8. tech people trash talking tech products that don’t function exactly the way they want them to as though tech were easy
7. non-tech people citing Arthur C Clarke’s “sufficiently advanced technology” quote as an excuse for wilful ignorance about the technical systems they use
6. tech people citing Arthur C Clarke’s “sufficiently advanced technology” quote as a justification for hostility and contempt towards their users
5. non-tech people rationalizing bad product decisions as though tech being hard were an excuse for mediocrity
4. tech people rationalizing bad ethical decisions as though tech being hard were an excuse for perpetuating social harm
3. non-tech people thinking the latest brand new disruptive app will generate enough cover to distract from the labour-hostile late-stage capitalist systems they’ve built
2. tech people latching onto universal basic income because it absolves them of the massive inequalities they’ve perpetuated
1. the macbook pro touchbar

it is possible I am in the wrong industry

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