ableism, tech, politics kinda, rant
Reminder that if you think technology is just bad in itself and just doing without it is edgy or punk or whatever, you're probably being ableist.
I wear spectacles for my eyesight, and an exoskeleton on some joints, and have been pretty dependent on a bicycle as a mobility aid at various points in my life (and expect to be again). When I get to the point where leaving the house means using a powerchair, then I'll do that too.
Things like Alexa or whatever aren't terrible simply because they are convenient, it isn't immoral to find that some services make life easier. What is immoral is organising our society in such a way that the easiest and most accessible way for many people, especially oppressed people, to get things they need is to use corporations that treat people so badly.
And yes, boycotts can be part of reorganising things, but I'm still not going to ask e.g. my blind friend to stop using Amazon.
violence against cyclists (2)
it happened again, near Stuttgart. I haven't heard of that for years and now it's twice in the same week. it is frightening.
unknown arseholes have put up a piece of rope across a cycling path, one man got caught in it and crashed, but luckily, he was not injured.
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