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.
@scanlime For me it's this two button meme of:
Using computers for radical purposes
Having to use a computer
@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.
@scanlime part of me unironically likes my computer bullshit and the rest of me knows it's a damn drug lol
@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 https://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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