1. Exquisite Tweets from @hondanhon, @peterme, @knolleary, @aab_123, @jerrykuch, @holly_the_grey

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    I look at all these smart {dishwashers, faucets, clothes folders, washers, dryers, showerheads, ovens, microwaves} coming out at CES and think:

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    hondanhon

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    There’s so much bad software in the world already (hello all of my diabetes monitors ever) and it feels like we’re busy putting (not great) software in *new* things instead of improving the shitty software we already have

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    hondanhon

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    Yay, I can voice control my shower head.

    Meanwhile printing is still more or less shit.

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    hondanhon

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    Software is eating the world and the future is a world full of mediocre software.

    Touch the PowerPoint to show me where software quality has improved?

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    hondanhon

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    Ok that’s a facetious question because lots of software *has* improved, just not evenly.

    Some OS releases have felt like improvements! I don’t want to be THAT GUY saying ugh Apple can’t release a stable OS these days.

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    hondanhon

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  2. I was quietly excited my son’s diabetes monitor came with a USB cable. Then I realised it was a USB IR receiver that’s only supported in Windows and my excitement evaporated.

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    knolleary

    Nick O'Leary

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  4. Ok that’s a facetious question because lots of software *has* improved, just not evenly.

    Some OS releases have felt like improvements! I don’t want to be THAT GUY saying ugh Apple can’t release a stable OS these days.

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    hondanhon

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    That said lately every single thought ends up with “well, how hard do we want the software industry regulated?”

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    hondanhon

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    Oh wait wait

    I know one of the new mass jobs that the softwareification of the world will produce

    Home sysadmin

    A combination of plumber/electrician/general contractor to just fix all the goddamn software stuff in your home

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    hondanhon

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    “Honey the sink’s plugged again and Alexa won’t connect to Spotify in the kids playroom!”
    “Okay I’ll call the sysadmin!”

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    hondanhon

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    Software will eat the world and it will be just as bad as all the other software

    Don’t learn to code. Learn to debug.

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    hondanhon

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  5. Aw man... I have now seen what the calls from my parents will be like in 10 years.

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    aab_123

    aab_123

  6. hondanhon

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  7. And to design. And to vet your ideas. And to not implement every half baked idea that pops into your head. And don’t foist all of those ideas on users.

    I see a future of landfills overflowing with basically intact, should be functional devices, useless due to broken software.

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    jerrykuch

    Uncanny Edge Detector

  8. But I can remote desktop into their computer - I dont' know if I can do that into their future smart toaster oven.....

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    aab_123

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  9. So you don't want me to tell you about the Alexa powered toilet then....

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    holly_the_grey

    hollythescary 🇨🇦

  10. you will because it will be exploitable because of the shitty security

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    hondanhon

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