I need to post more #showerthoughts. Otherwise people will think I’m neither showering nor thinking.
Cloud == Ransomware. Ever thought about it this way?
Isn’t it strange? Even on Android, we still use the floppy disk icon to convey “save”. No device ever had a disk drive and by now, most users probably never handled a floppy to begin with.
Just wasted an hour looking at Android vs. IOS memes. Good thing, fanpeople never bother looking under the hood of their phones. Otherwise those memes would look like the love child of Franz Kafka and H.P. Lovecraft.
Something went utterly wrong with the app ecosystem. Sure, if you can’t trust code, you sandbox it, but Android and IOS Sandbox everything. Why has it become the norm for Joe Average to deal with untrusted code?!
Are digital assistants really time savers?
Just think of ads as crappy loans: someone fronting the money to pay for a product (service, content) you use, in the understanding that eventually you will pay him back by buying his product (service, content) - it’s not really “free with ads” and the interest rate is horrible.
Hey, is anyone still remembering the One Laptop Per Child Project? Back then, we we were totally convinced that access to a computer would boost the performance of students. Now that every child has a smartphone (and with it access to sites such as wikipedia), we worry about them dumbing down - times change.