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Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

The New Wilderness (Idle Words)

The large tech companies point to our willing use of their services as proof that people don’t really care about their privacy. But this is like arguing that inmates are happy to be in jail because they use the prison library.

Clever! Maybe not entirely true, but clever.

Telling people that they own their data, and should decide what to do with it, is just another way of disempowering them.

 

Jeremy Cherfas

Tiny Loops, Hold Me Closer — Roden Explorers Archive

Phenomenally interesting edition of his newsletter from Craig Mod, talking at length about the seductive little loops that keep us in thrall.

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Jeremy Cherfas

Uses This / Jesse Kriss

Why should I be using mobile data to stream music to a $1000 phone when I can get an MP3 player for $26 that can hold 7000 songs on a micro SD card and has 80 hour battery life? The ethical and ecological impact of cheaply made products isn't so great, but I think it's at least worth being somewhat aware of the tradeoffs we're making.

So true. And the headphone can have a jack too, if that's what you want.

Jeremy Cherfas

A full test: how do show notes display in podcast apps?

If you care about anything apart from the audio of the podcasts you subscribe to, you may want to check that the app you use gets a good rating for how it displays show notes.

Jeremy Cherfas

The paradox that is the EU | Memex 1.1

All the old questions about representative democracy remain.

Jeremy Cherfas

TextEdit goes out of its way to destroy data

Like so many other standard tools in macOS, TextEdit is another festering sore on the rump of Apple’s engineering indolence.

Yikes. (Not that I ever actually use TextEdit to do anything.)

Jeremy Cherfas

The UX design case of closed captions for everyone

TFW when you realise you are not alone.