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Archive for the ‘Maciej Ceglowski’ Category

Read this to enjoy the wonderful interpretation of different aspects of life by Maciej Ceglowski. His take on the types of people who want to use the internet for different purposes is profound to say the least.

Some quotable quotes are

“As soon as a system shows signs of performance, developers will add enough abstraction to make it borderline unusable. Software forever remains at the limits of what people will put up with. Developers and designers together create overweight systems in hopes that the hardware will catch up in time and cover their mistakes.”
In continuation “We complained for years that browsers couldn’t do layout and JavaScript consistently. As soon as that got fixed, we got busy writing libraries that reimplemented the browser within itself, only slower.”

“Right now there’s a profound sense of irreality in the tech industry. All problems are to be solved with technology, especially the ones that have been caused with previous technology. The new technologies will fix it.”

“We see businesses that don’t produce anything and run at an astonishing loss valued in the billions of dollars.
We see a whole ecosystem of startups and businesses that seem to exist only to serve one other, or the needs of very busy and very rich tech workers in a tiny sliver of our world.”

He argues that we start using the technology at hand to help out the ones that really need help and not wait for everybody to get a computer and then a smart phone and then a wearable and then wait for everybody to have the next fad of the technologists.