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Gruber: Google makes a lot of software with terrible user experiences for users who have poor taste.

The open web is where we can make sites that don’t abuse data the way Facebook does

Source » Anil Dash for anildash.com: The web is where we can make sites that don’t abuse data in the ways that Facebook properties do.… With billions of people using the major social platforms, and the people who remember a pre-social-media web increasing in age while decreasing as cultural

“The problem with the dragon is not its stockpile stewardship, but its appetite”

Source » Maciej Ceglowski for Idle Words: [T]he giant tech companies can make a credible claim to be the defenders of privacy, just like a dragon can truthfully boast that it is good at protecting its hoard of gold. Nobody spends more money securing user data, or does it more

“They are systematically killing the industry”

Source » Jack Nicas for The Times: They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones. Then Apple created its own screen-time tracker. And then Apple made staying in business very, very difficult. Over the past year, Apple

“The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper”

Source » Great Newsweek (remember that?) article from 1995 on all the ways the Internet is an overblown fad. Unsurprisingly, the author got so much wrong: Visionaries see a future of telecommuting workers, interactive libraries and multimedia classrooms. They speak of electronic town meetings and virtual communities. Commerce and business will

“You don’t go to Instagram because you’re looking for something, rather, you want to see what it has found for you”

Source » Nat Eliason on “the destructive switch from search to social:” You don’t go to Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, or Instagram because you’re looking for something, rather, you want to see what it has found for you. On the Internet in 2006, you were focused on pulling out what

“I realized that if I couldn’t get something done…”

Source » Tim Cook in an interview with David Rubenstein: I realized that if couldn’t get something done, I could just go to the nearest mirror, and look at it, and that was the reason. This might be my favorite Cook interview that I’ve yet seen or read.

Choosing to be tech-wise with your kids

Choosing to be tech-wise with your kids Before I got my driver’s license, my dad scratched out a hand-written contract (of sorts) that outlined what I committed to doing and not doing behind the wheel. Writing and cutting/pasting ideas from several sources,1 I put together the same
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