I wonder if apple marketing has identified and/or is concerned about the segment of their market I belong to, i.e., tech professionals with disposable income who used to clear their schedules for apple live streams but are now overwhelmed and often vaguely repulsed by their announcements and product lines? or maybe I'm just getting old
like—I have an iPhone, but at this point if I'm going to apply my privilege, I'd probably apply it by just... committing to not using a smartphone at all, rather than to buying a new iPhone. there is literally no amount of machine learning processing power (or whatever) they could build into these things that would make me go, "oh, yes, having a locked-down supercomputer in my pocket that spews propaganda and spies on me is a great idea, I want to continue this arrangement of affairs"
@aparrish (I think that's a very fair position and reaction. Shouldn't our relationship with digital technology have matured beyond unabashed excitement for new tech toys without questioning their impact and the values they convey? Especially if one is working in the tech/digital field)
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