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The Enshittification Lifecycle of SaaS

Here is how platforms die: First, they are good to their users; then they abuse their users to make things better for their business customers; finally, they abuse those business customers to claw back all the value for themselves. Then, they die.

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This is enshittification: Surpluses are first directed to users; then, once they’re locked in, surpluses go to suppliers; then once they’re locked in, the surplus is handed to shareholders and the platform becomes a useless pile of shit. From mobile app stores to Steam, from Facebook to Twitter, this is the enshittification lifecycle.

Source: Kottke, via Pluralistic
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Misc

Singapore’s prison system

A documentary by CNA from last year. Looks like I never posted this on my blog.

4 parts.

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Misc

Singapore’s war on drugs

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Misc

Amanda Gorman inauguration poem

Because it’s been two years, and both the world and the US still has a lot of work ahead.

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Misc

Trash Train

Source: Hackaday