“Forty years later, computers have become so much more accessible to everyone, often at the expense of low-level end user control. On many devices, there is no command-line access at all, in part because it goes against the corporate interests of walled gardens and app stores.”
After Apple revised its cloud gaming policies, The Verge wrote “Arguing over whether Apple’s guidelines did or didn’t include a thing is kind of pointless, though, because Apple has ultimate authority. The company can interpret the guidelines however it chooses, enforce them when it wants, and change them at will.” This is not the right foundation for the future.
"A seismic social shift has taken place seeing much of humanity evolve from a person to a user. We are all complicit in this shift. We have collectively accepted this new social contract unchallenged. We 'agreed' to it. We perpetuate and propagate it. We are now the users, the using and the used."
— Ted Hunt, from his website
"No one's yet made a workable solution for web micropayments, but one aspirational design metaphor I like is an electricity meter.
I don't think about running my dishwasher as a transaction with a price and a receipt: I just do things, and I get a bill at the end of the month."
— Andy Matuschak, on Twitter