Ian BogostThe tech industry has undoubtedly improved people’s individual, private lives. But it has not necessarily benefited their communal ones.
I wrote about how big technology services have quietly and invisibly rolled back long-won victories in public safety.
News Corp is developing a news-aggregation service meant to address concerns that Alphabet’s Google News and other digital platforms don’t reward publishers’ work adequately and play down articles from certain types of sites.
For decades, both Republicans and Democrats saw games as cultural dangers. That changed after the Parkland shooting.
Ian BogostBefore Parkland, video-game violence created bipartisan worry (even though no evidence connects it to real-world violence). Now, as El Paso shows, it’s a talking point in a Republican political game.
I wrote about how this shift came about
Ian BogostI think what happened here is that Nintendo didn’t know if the Switch would succeed, and now that it has it can become just a plain-vanilla platform, absent the gimmicks. This is what’s happened to every Nintendo for 20 years.
Tech’s discriminatory culture might never change, no matter how many women and people of color are invited into the room.
Ian BogostI wrote about some the flaws in the idea that increased diversity will fix the ills of representation in the tech industry. If new voices just serve the same masters with the same assumptions about how tech works and what it should do, it's not enough.