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  • Nobody writes on their own website any more. People write on Twitter, Facebook, and Medium instead. Personal publishing is dead.
  • You can’t build a complex interactive app on the web without requiring JavaScript. It’s fine if it doesn’t work without JavaScript. JavaScript is ubiquitous.
  • Privacy is dead. The technologies exists to monitor your every movement and track all your communications so it is inevitable that our society will bend to this reality.

These statements aren’t true. But they are repeated so often, as if they were truisms, that we run the risk of believing them and thus, fulfilling their promise.

Have you published a response to this? :


Previously on this day

17 years ago I wrote IndyJunior

Following Ben and Meg’s lead, I’ve added the nifty IndyJunior Flash app to my "About" section.

18 years ago I wrote What's That Site Running?

"We have the way out" by Unisys and Microsoft tells you, in exchange for your email address, why Unix is a bad choice for hosting your website.

18 years ago I wrote Google Technology

I love Google, I really do.

18 years ago I wrote

Rabbit rabbit.