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Sunday, August 9, 2020

Thoughts on recent world events and writing about tech

I've been taking a break from writing for a couple of months. Some terrible things have been going on in the world, and in particular here in the US, and it just didn't make sense for me to go on writing about tech while that was happening.

I felt the world did not need to hear about how some tiny slice (infra) of some tiny slice (tech) in some part of the country (Silicon Valley) that has long since disappeared up its own ass isn't quite ideal for the nth time right about then. I couldn't bring myself to write about it.

It took a while to come to a compromise of sorts. Just because there is great evil going on, doesn't mean there isn't also lesser badness going on. I can't speak to the great evils authoritatively, but I can shed light on the (tech) stuff I personally know about.

And so, I will. But it's not intended to steal any bandwidth from the truly important human rights issues going on, just to be clear.