Do you remember when the iPhone came out and everyone said “wow this is amazing it’s so easy to use” and never once thought to themselves, “I’ve been bombarded with training videos for this disguised as commercials for the last six months, of course I know how to use it?” That's what Github has done to discussions about version control.
You can't mourn the decline of interest in theater or live orchestral music or opera while also jacking the price of said things up
You want to bring them back into the cultural zeitgeist? Make them cheaper than the cinema, remove the unspoken dress codes, advertise them on TV and billboards and streetlights.
If it's a Saturday night and I've got nothing to do, I should be able to say to my friends "Hey let's go see a play and stop for drinks after!" and within 30 minutes we should be on the road in whatever we were wearing.
I blogged about what I'm so busy with at work: https://chuttenblog.wordpress.com/2020/06/12/this-week-in-glean-project-fog-update-end-of-h12020/
re: A more salty take on the failure of open source/federated systems to create change
@chosafine These are necessary truths to understand in my opinion. The software can be as "free" and "open" and "secure" as it wants. If it is not useful in critical moments for the people it is "supposedly" for, it's not good software, and something/multiple things are being done wrong.
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