@TheoEsc I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that this was meant to be a joke?
I'm not sure I get it?
@ajroach42 I'm 49. There are exceptions, but the older people get, the more cynical and hostile they get to current technology (and fashion and musical styles and movies and pretty much everything) and the more they prefer the past
@TheoEsc I guess I could see how this could be true.
But also, technology products have objectively gotten less adventurous and more homogeneous since 2010 or so.
Lots of interesting technology products have been decimated, destroyed, or consumed by the surveillance state.
Hardware is just a commodity now. Software is mostly a commodity now. I see very few things in the tech world which inspire me.
I am generally more cynical and hostile than I was 10 years ago, but I think the world is also a more cynical and hostile place?
Difficult to say objectively how much of that is due to age, because anyone who has lived through it has gotten older, and anyone who didn't live through it, doesn't have the perspective to discuss it.
@ajroach42 @TheoEsc by and large we went from having a garden choices for most hardware and software niches, to two acceptable mainstream choices; and these weird open source things that get invited to eat at the grown-ups table some of the time.
And it's not clear we can hope for more than that again.
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