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gosh i know i've gotta let people like things, but seeing people gush about their computer thing is just depressing at this point. tech feels like a thing we're all trapped in rather than something worth building a cute personality around.

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@scanlime For me it's this two button meme of:

Using computers for radical purposes

Having to use a computer

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@scanlime Yeah, I go through cycles of this too.

I think being trapped in tech is a pretty accurate description of how this industry takes advantage of us, and encourages that sort of identification through 'culture fit' barriers.

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@scanlime part of me unironically likes my computer bullshit and the rest of me knows it's a damn drug lol

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@scanlime do you think computing on your own terms isn't possible anymore?

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@ogrumm what would be the point of it being a personal fortress

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@scanlime it should be a shared fortress! you'd get to hang out with friends and other cool people and build stuff together

not saying it's quite possible yet, but the building blocks are there: projects like spritelyproject.org/ (one of many fringe computing ideas) give me hope it's possible. the biggest issue would be to capital-proof it, and that seems to be a political/social problem. I've talked with so many people disillusioned by the current state of big tech domination, if we work together we can find our way out of it.

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@ogrumm I have been there but that road does not lead anywhere I want to be

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