ANTI AMAZON ~ 4.16.19
I may just be the last person on the face of this earth that does not shop on Amazon, store passwords on computers, or credit cards for that matter on personal devices. I also do not own an Alexa or Google Home. You might be wondering, “So how is that even possible? Why not? But you’re in tech, that doesn’t make sense.” I know, it doesn’t make sense. I ask myself these questions on the reg actually, but I do have an answer.
Over the past few years, there’s been an extensive amount of information put out there by editors, publications, and even people like yourself that all of the aforementioned is being tracked, followed, stored somewhere so that hackers can easily access or track. Sure, I’m no cybersecurity expert and I’m also not here to lecture you on what you can and should not do, I’m here to just give an opinion.
For now, I like feeling like my identity isn’t necessarily being exposed to the world by limiting how much information I give out, but what’s to stop anyone from trying? Eventually I will buy something on Amazon, I will own an at-home device to tell me what to wear according to the weather, or even get rid of my wallet completely because everything will be digitized and encrypted so that only you can access. Only time will tell where our future with technology is going. But in the meantime, I’ll enjoy the feeling of being ancient. I’ll adopt, but at my own pace.
How much information are you willing to give? - CR
@dasani_decoded 💻 Dasani is a computer science and Philosophy student at Case Western Reserve University. She’s finishing up her last semester and headed to Microsoft as a Product Manager. Her goal is to decode things that seem complicated such as getting internships, navigating the tech world, and anything in between through blog posts and doodles. 👋 Say hello to Dasani!
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The Apple II and Commodore PET 2001 personal computers are introduced.
Ironically, Commodore had previously rejected purchasing the Apple II from Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, deciding to build their own computers. Both computers used the same processor, the MOS 6502, but the companies had two different design strategies and it showed on this day.
Apple wanted to build computers with more features at a higher price point. Commodore wanted to sell less feature-filled computers at a lower price point. The Apple II had color, graphics, and sound selling for $1298. The Commodore PET only had a monochrome display and was priced at $795. (1977)
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