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A long memory is the most subversive idea in America.

09/28/2022 14:27:34

The point of today's post, or diatribe if you prefer, is to push back against the notion that once you have a piece of tech integrated into a workflow, you are pretty much good to go barring any sort of critical failure. Sadly a lot of people believe this. However since the first rule of the "Set It and Forget It" club is that you don't talk about said club, you rarely hear much about it.

But the cold harsh reality of it is that most end users are card carrying members of this club. Whether their membership was acquired by virtue of the severely out of date Android smartphone they still tote around or the fact that their employer relies on a multi-decade old ERP system running on a legacy platform that hasn't seen a security update in many years isn't particularly relevant.

09/07/2022 15:33:36

Before I launch into this month's diatribe I want to offer my readers a word of warning: I've been feeling very pessimistic about tech in general as of late and this piece will expose a large portion of that to my audience. If you are already depressed about tech, you might wanna skip this one.

In any event, I have been fond of occasionally awarding various industries / institutions with the label: The new "priesthood" of society. Whereas American society likes to bandy about the veneer of religious morality, the truth is that we moved past religion being an actual difference maker in how we conduct ourselves a very long time ago. For at least 15 years now (probably longer as that timeline really just represents the first time I consciously realized this myself), I have described the Wall Street Banks and their friends at the Federal Reserve as being our new priesthood. This country and its economy are built on idea that encouraging an ever growing amount of greed benefits everybody and those groups represent the standard bearers that drive and ultimately legitimize such a belief system.

08/04/2022 00:48:04

Well two and a half weeks ago I finally put on my big boy pants and took Annette down to the local Apple Store... and bought two iPhones. That decision came about because of years of accumulated frustration with Android, Google and Android OEMs.

If you want my overall opinion on the iPhone experience, here it is: It works like it should. Which is a back handed way of saying that the wide variety of Android phones I have used over the years haven't worked that way. At some point as a consistent Android user you get so used to endless quirks and buggy behavior that it almost becomes some sort of meta game in and of itself.

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