• Onii-Chan
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    12 months ago

    I don’t get the obsession with ‘smart’ devices given all they seem to do is overcomplicate simple designs that have worked just fine for decades - in addition to opening them up to abuse or corporate surveillance. The smartest device I own is my Pixel 8, and I barely even use it unless I need to make a call or message someone. I won’t even buy a post-2014 car purely because they just contain too much tech I’ll never use and don’t want (not to mention the privacy concerns with cellular data transmission and telemetry.)

    • mozz
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      02 months ago

      Every company which makes objects is filled with middle management idiots who spend 100% of their time either harassing their staff, or producing reports about how the people who actually make the stuff are still doing their jobs properly yes. They spend quite a lot of time just sitting in their offices. They’re dying for something to come along that means they can have a meaningful contribution to the process. Any time you hear about some boneheaded decision that makes the product worse in every way, you can be pretty well assured that it’s one of these guys deciding that they’re finally going to make their mark and be remembered with this new genius idea they’ve come up with.

      • @Milk_Sheikh@lemm.ee
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        02 months ago

        “We understand everything, and we know the answers. You need to execute” A no-shit, verbatim quote from my former CFO/HR Head/Operations Manager - all one person.

        I tried to explain a textbook example of a process flow, with diagrams on a whiteboard and everything, and I was argued with. Some people genuinely cannot be helped, and woe to anyone who works for that kind of person.

  • @paddirn@lemmy.world
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    02 months ago

    I could see businesses doing this, only giving you access if you pay for it or through getting a code on a receipt of purchase or something. In other parts of the world this already sort of common, you pay a fee to use a “public” restroom. It’s actually kind of odd that America hasn’t already started charging for restrooms.