After ~40 years of development, we are in a place where people need 5+ “apps” just to chat with most of their contacts. Imagine having to use a separate app for each email server, for example. People are brainwashed to think in terms of "There's an app for that." But an app is usually the last thing you should think about when making your technological choices…
Also, you are making it harder for any new platform to emerge, because “it doesn’t have the apps I need”.
#Privacy is important but (even more) so is #freedom. Until we learn that, we’ll just keep kicking the can down the road to another app claiming to be the silver bullet. Or cheer anytime someone introduces a client simulating 15 different “apps”, shipping you jailbroken iPhones just to use one of them.
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