Disrespectful Design—Users aren’t stupid or lazy – Somehow Managesomehowmanage.com/2020/09/13/disrespectful-design-users-arent-stupid-or-lazy/
It's a common narrative in tech to design products with the assumption that users are stupid and lazy. I think that is both disrespectful and wrong. The idea is rooted in a lot of research around product usability, but it has been bastardized. Thing of it as a perversion of the Don't Make Me Think…
The Truth Is Paywalled But The Lies Are Free ❧ Current Affairscurrentaffairs.org/2020/08/the-truth-is-paywalled-but-the-lies-are-free/
<p>The political economy of bullshit.</p>
Against “sensible” politics | Prospect Magazineprospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/against-sensible-politics-independent-group-centrist-charlotte-riley
In spite of the fact most people think their own politics are "sensible," appeals to common sense are mostly about preserving the status quo—however broken it is
Disability - The New York Timesnytimes.com/column/disability
Essays, art and opinion exploring the lives of people living with disabilities.
It's not for everyone. It's for you.
That’s my fear. Only time will tell whether the closed or open forces will win the battle for the soul of the internet. But if we believe that centralised, proprietary, capitalistic forces are inherently unstoppable, then our belief will help make them so.