biggest problem with computers is they're still designed for people who like computers

@jk this is a terrifyingly accurate summation of the problem

@garbados @jk eh, i don't think dumbing interfaces down even more is gonna help anyone
we need simpler systems that are easy and fun to hack on
but those aren't as profitable because the manufacturer's control is inversely proportional to the user's control, so we have crap that just exists so people can sell you more software that you can't really combine with other software


@grainloom i wasn't thinking about dumbing anything down. i was probably projecting my own interpretations over @jk 's shitpost, but i was thinking about it more from a class perspective. the tech industry makes expensive widgets for people who like expensive widgets, creating a cycle of degradation in which shiny new machines are rife with ancient problems.

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