Larry Myers

Daily Note

July 6, 2023

The term “enshittification” is getting used a lot right now. Coined by Cory Doctorow, he’s on a recent episode of Future Tense explaining it in more depth. At the end of the day I’m not sure I can actually place blame on the platforms themselves. As a society we treat wealth and status interchangeably, and are happy to get so much for free over the internet. You have VC funds juicing tech companies, growing an entire generation of young millionaires, and willing users happy to be exploited over time by paying with their privacy and attention. As long as this arrangement lasts I’m not sure if there’s a solution to prioritizing individual digital freedom and privacy.