“2000 me: Wow you still work on the web, that’s amazing. It must be so easy to publish really interesting web pages.
2020 me: Uhhhhh. [Very long pause.] Look, you can pay a low monthly fee and listen to any album anyone ever made.
’00: That must create some amazing opportunities for musicians!
@grey this is mostly a nitpick but spotify does not host "any album anyone ever made". there is a ton of stuff on bandcamp alone that is not on spotify. i think it's lowkey harmful to treat this grotesquely unfair extractive platform as some kind of ark of all culture. it's a very very large store that rips off its suppliers. in general capital does not build libraries, it builds hoards.
@grey the basic point of the piece seems to concur that the glorious future turned out to suck, but even the glorious promises in evidence were never actually fulfilled.
@grey and yeah looks like the serious followup piece uses more precise language so i'll shut up https://medium.com/swlh/web-conversation-from-the-other-side-5f3881bfaad8
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