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Why Paul Ford (Still) Loves Tech

[2019-05-14 16:46:27]

Paul Ford, writing for Wired, “In Defense of a Difficult Industry”: The things we loved — the Commodore Amigas and AOL chat rooms, the Pac-Man machines and Tamagotchis, the Lisp machines and RFCs, the Ace paperback copies of Neuromancer in the pockets of our dusty jeans — these very specific things have come together into a postindustrial Voltron that keeps eating the world. We accelerated progress itself, at least the capitalist and dystopian parts. Sometimes I’m proud, although just as often I’m ashamed. I am proudshamed. Just a lovely piece that I suspect will resonate deeply with many of you.  ★ 

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