Items tagged ethics

The beauty of finished software

Tags: programming, ethics

We have used too many levels of abstractions and now the future looks bleak

A big percentage of so-called experts today only know how to configure tools, but they understand nothing about how things work at the deeper level. This is a real challenge and a big problem for the future.

Tags: programming, ethics

Marc Andreessen Is Wrong About Everything

The billionaire says he wants to lead a "techno-optimist" revolution. But he's too rich to understand that his belief system is stupid.

Tags: tech, ethics

On mobile phones, the small web, and able-bodied privilege

Tags: web, health, ethics

The Age of the Grift Shift

Tags: internet, ethics

Consent and the fediverse

Tags: social media, ethics

How to Kill a Decentralised Network (such as the Fediverse)

Tags: big tech, media, ethics

Reddit is made out of people

What I am saying is that a principle of ‘first do no harm’ is a necessary first step on any journey to profitability.

Tags: social media, ethics

The Idea of Recycling Plastic is Mostly Greenwashing

A good round-up of recent reveals and what we can do about it.

Tags: environment, ethics

To grow an open source project, give up control

Tags: programming, ethics

Professional, Professionalism, and Professions...

Tags: work, ethics

Goodbye Blue Bird.

Tags: social media, art, ethics

'Ghost jobs' are increasingly wasting job-seekers' time

Are you applying for something that doesn't exist?

Tags: work, ethics

Modern Health, frameworks, performance, and harm

Tags: health, programming, ethics

"Metaverses will be the digital equivalent of huge empty cities without character or community"

Tags: big tech, social media, ethics

WotC: D&D Fanbase Not Sufficiently Alienated To Generate Profit

A satire of specific events, but which applies just as well to much of the business landscape in recent years.

Tags: games, ethics, humor

I am not a supplier

Tags: programming, ethics

The dance of the naked emperors

About scientific article publishing and peer review in the internet era.

Tags: internet, science, publishing, ethics

A startup says it’s begun releasing particles into the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate

Make Sunsets is already attempting to earn revenue for geoengineering, a move likely to provoke widespread criticism.

Tags: climate, tech, ethics

Stop Talking to Each Other and Start Buying Things: Three Decades of Survival in the Desert of Social Media

I bet you're wondering how we got here...

Tags: internet, business, ethics

Moving Fast and Breaking Things

Tags: business, ethics

Elon's stale playbook

At Tesla and SpaceX, Elon Musk was a jerk with a grand vision. At Twitter, he's just a jerk.

Tags: business, ethics

More Mastodon Scraping Without Consent (notes On Nobre Et Al 2022)

Tags: social media, science, ethics


Tags: pandemic, business, ethics

The Dunning-Kruger Effect is Autocorrelation

In short: it's an elementary statistical error, so simple it can be easily explained to a layperson, and indeed can be trivially reproduced from random data.

Tags: science, ethics

Facebook Is Censoring People For Mentioning Open-Source Social Network Mastodon

Tags: big tech, social media, ethics

You Have No Obligation To Conform To A Wildly Sick Society

Tags: society, ethics

Flutter Web: A Fractal of Bad Design

Tags: web, programming, ethics

Nothing Fails Like Success

Tags: internet, business, ethics

HTML, CSS and our vanishing industry entry points

Tags: web, programming, ethics

Facebook doesn’t need to sell your data. It has been giving it away free for years.

Mark Zuckerberg’s idealistic Facebook vision is haunting the company.

Tags: big tech, privacy, ethics

Adam “Always Online” Orth no longer employed at Microsoft

Tags: big tech, games, ethics