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This week on my #podcast, I read #Twiddler, a recent @Medium column in which I delve more deeply into #enshittification, and how it is a pathology of digital platforms, distinct from the rent-seeking of the analog world that preceded it:… 1/ A mandala made from a knob and button-covered control panel.
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
Enshittification, you'll recall, is the lifecycle of the online platform: first, the platform allocates #surpluses to end-users; then, once users are locked in, those surpluses are taken away and given to business-customers. 3/
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1)Policy Is Not Policy
Changing taxation, for example, is not a policy that alters the name of our economic game, it merely manipulates the remuneration of the current game. And a policy that changes undesirable consequences is not equal to a policy that changes cause.
2) prolific adjustments to the dials at the bottom of our economic food chain are merely band-aids, not remedies to prevent the undesirable consequences from occurring in the first place. An ounce of prevention in a foundational policy is worth a pound of cure. @realmethod41
3) Indeed, after having dissected the quality of the operating systems of humanity that communicate our ingrained beliefs, I suggest we bow down in embarrassment to what playground, described above, we currently leave to our children.
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