slower computers, please 

I'm a computer guy, but I'm very much over fast computers. Most of your computer's resources are wasted loading ads and trackers on webpages. Video games require more and more power to deliver less interesting experiences. Don't get me started on cryptocurrency. Computers are getting increasingly complex, therefore less reliable, nearly impossible to repair, wasteful, and devastating to the environment. We need #slowcomputers and more #retrocomputing

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slower computers, please 

@thezerobit Computer resources have become ridiculously abundant but it's all wasted at the software level. We don't need better hardware, we need a culture-change (and market change) at the software level.

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@thezerobit I'll briefly mention that I'm blogging something I'm calling the "Modest Programming Challenge" which is my own personal drop-in-the-ocean to promote these ideas by blogging about mindful-of-resources programming, without even returning to retrocomputing, or even compiled languages. I'm enjoying it and perhaps people who agree with this take will enjoy it.

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