Really fucking tired of having to go re-apply the obscure magic necessary to disable autoplay of videos in every new Firefox install after changing my search engine. The fact that these don't sync across browsers is inexcusable. Add it to the amount of money Mozilla gets from Google and it's REALLY HARD to assume good faith.
If every developer at Facebook had to do this job for a month there wouldn’t be a Facebook left at the end of it.
Reminder to everyone still working three dead-end jobs dog-walking, Uber-driving, grocery-running, adjunct-educating, hoping to win the killer-app lottery living in a coffin apodment or parents' closet, United Airlines aircraft engineers living in vans in $4000 rent cities, 70-year-old retirees going back to work in Amazon sweatshops sardine-packed 5 families to a house, and the other 60% of America in poverty after adjusting for rent/health care costs, as the biosphere dies.
Also, any one who invokes the absolute hokum that is the "tragedy of the commons" immediately drops tremendously in my estimation. Goo👏🏾gle👏🏾E👏🏾li👏🏾nor👏🏾Ost👏🏾rom👏🏾. SHEEEE-IT!
@jeffalyanak @freakazoid Indeed. My point isn’t about enthusiasts. They will happily install an operating system and sometimes, the harder the better because it means you get to spend more time learning about the intricacies of your hobby. What we mustn’t do is conflate enthusiasts with people who use technology as an everyday thing.
@aral as noted by other people already, Elinor Ostrom made this Tragedy of the commons obsolete
@aral should be required reading for anyone who invokes the tragedy of the commons:
Should be required reading for all right libertarians: The Tragedy of the Commons by Garret Hardin.
“Ruin is the destination toward which all men rush, each pursuing his own best interest in a society that believes in the freedom of the commons. Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all.”
@qwazix @jeffalyanak @aral @michelamarie I think personal computing devices should be self-teaching rather than intuitive, which can only go so far. And not through a separate "new user experience", but by having the whole user experience be a gradual ramp to advanced use. Jobs and Wozniak could have done this easily, especially if they'd paid more attention to Alan Kay.
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