Links for Thursday March 14th 2019

  • Timeline – Time to Play Fair
    Despite my fondness for Apple products, I am willing to be critical of Apple when they're being arseholes. They're being massive arseholes, here, to the detriment of their own users. I would very much welcome an option for iOS developers to implement their own payment systems in apps, if they did not wish to give apple a cut, and I hope the EU finds in Spotify's favour.
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Links for Monday March 4th 2019

  • Daring Fireball: Life as a Facebook Moderator
    The article he's linking to has been doing the rounds, but it's Mr Gruber's critique I found especially resonant, particular this quote: "There is something fundamentally wrong with a platform that – while operating exactly as designed – requires thousands of employees to crush their own souls." I use Facebook these days, but I still think that broadly, we'd all actually be better off if it was simply shut down. I don't think it provides any net benefit that we did not manage better with other tools before it existed.
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Links for Monday February 18th 2019

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Links for Thursday January 17th 2019

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