The 2000s made us marvel in awe from the progress brought by Facebook, Google, and Amazon.— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
The 2010s made us recoil in horror as they consumed our attention, sanity, and markets.
The 2020s is when we finally gather the courage to fight back.
Please save me your excuses why you can’t do anything to relieve your reliance on Facebook, Google, or Amazon. Your lack of imagination is depressingly dystopian. I’m not here to bless your erroneous belief that you simply “can’t live without them”.— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
We’ve already allowed these behemoths to get so dominating and so large that the task to rein them back in appears almost superhuman. This is not unlike climate change. Every day we delay, it only becomes harder to do the work and imagine the future.— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
Think of your reliance on big tech in the same terms as your carbon footprint. We can’t save the planet without collective action, and we can’t control big tech either, but individual initiative is still required to shine the light. Be the change you want to see.— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
If not us, who? If not now, when?— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
Moving away from AWS?— Joost Diepenmaat (@jdiepenmaat) January 2, 2020
Yes.— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
Why is Twitter not on your list?— Amit Nayar (@nayar_amit) January 2, 2020
Because they’re not a monopolist or a data invader in anywhere approaching the same league as the others mentioned?— DHH (@dhh) January 2, 2020
And the association with Disney?— Nolan 🚀👉❤ :/ ⛄! (@sneakin) January 2, 2020
Monopolists of childhood memories they are.— Nolan 🚀👉❤ :/ ⛄! (@sneakin) January 2, 2020