Re: "Personal" computer no more
David 132 wrote: Up until about 2-3 years ago, my computers were under my control - a small oasis of control in a world in which I'm largely powerless and my ability to live my life as I see fit is being systematically stripped away.
My sentiments exactly - and I've been using FreeBSD and Linux ever since I can remember. Anything that wasn't a desktop PC had these "features" where it isn't really your choice as to what happens and it's a continuing uphill struggle to wrestle control back, which gradient gets steeper with every iteration.
There's seemingly no end to it and the really remarkable thing is people don't seem to care that it's creeping into every aspect of their lives by extension. I suspect it's the slowly boiling frog effect but, whatever it is, it's not healthy.
Thank you for articulating those concerns far more eloquently than I ever could.