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This is a solid recommendation to read “Ruined by Design” by Mike Monteiro.

Learn about making ethical choices, understanding your role as a designer (even if you don’t think are one) and read real examples from the world we live in.

Found originally via @aral

#books #book #recommendation #ethics #morality #tech #privacy #programming #ux #ui #userexperience #saas #developers

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@tinytoydragon @lyskar
1998: IRC? lol anon, why don't you use ICQ instead, it's much better.
2002: IRC? lol anon, just install MSN, stop being such a nerd.
2006: IRC? lol anon, with Skype you can make phone calls for free.
2010: IRC? lol anon, Chat is all you need, everybody is there already.
2014: IRC? lol anon, you should try WhatsApp, you can even send voice messages.
2018: IRC? lol anon, that's prehistoric! you should checkout Discord and Slack, so much better.

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This resonates so much with me. Why aren't things better now? The first PC we bought in my house had a 133MHz Pentium, 64 or 128MB RAM (honestly can't remember) and a 6GB HDD. My graphics card today has 8GB *RAM*. I use a Ryzen 3700 @ 3.6GHz with 16 logical cores. That's so far beyond my first PC it's not even funny, yet opening Spotify takes half of forever when WinAmp opened in a fraction of a second 20(!) years ago.

Things aren't getting better like they should.

« The Internet Society's own members are now opposing its sale of the .org internet registry to an unknown private equity firm » 🤷‍♂️ theregister.co.uk/2020/02/19/i

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