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The Gartner Hype Cycle:

Any innovation, will go through distinct (buzzword-heavy) stages before it is adopted by the mainstream.

First, it will head to a ‘peak of inflated expectations’, before entering the ‘trough of disillusionment’. As people then work out what the tech might actually deliver it climbs the ‘slope of enlightenment’ to the ‘plateau of productivity’.

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Privacy is not hiding nefarious activity, it's an innate right. A superb article from @danarel on why privacy matters:

privacyguides.org/blog/2022/06

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How difficult is it to make a printer that just works?

"What am I doing here? Or anywhere for that matter."

~ Kingsley Amis

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Happy Pride Month from all of us at Privacy Guides!

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🎉 We've reached 700 followers! Help us reach 1k by the end of the year!

privacyguides.org/

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one day I will stream a coding session like this and achieve maximum engagement. today is not one of those days

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”The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it”

~ Sydney Harris

An interesting take on journalists and Twitter:

'The sheer collective effort that journalists expend every day on performing ironic detachment to each other is mind-boggling and easily eclipses the amount of energy expended on, say, reporting on or commentating about the world.'

archive.ph/sEXQe

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Is Firefox ok? WIRED asked us what we thought of the browser's privacy...

Spoilers: we like it.

wired.com/story/firefox-mozill

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”The text box of Twitter still prompts every user with “What’s happening?” What’s happening, invariably, is that they are looking at Twitter. This simple fact accounts for perhaps 99 percent of the acrimony on there, which is rarely about events in the outside world and frequently about the content of other tweets.”

~ Willy Staley in the New York Times

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