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The Cult of the Complex

By July 23, 2018March 5th, 2021Rants, Technology, Web Development development

I’m reposting this article. It’s worth a read. I couldn’t have said it better myself.


’Tis a gift to be simple. Increasingly, in our line of work, ’tis a rare gift indeed.

In an industry that extols innovation over customer satisfaction, and prefers algorithm to human judgement (forgetting that every algorithm has human bias in its DNA), perhaps it should not surprise us that toolchains have replaced know-how.

Likewise, in a field where young straight white dudes take an overwhelming majority of the jobs (including most of the management jobs) it’s perhaps to be expected that web making has lately become something of a dick measuring competition.

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