cities should operate their own public mapping and transit timing programs so that people can get directions without getting spied on by google

capitalism is super efficient because it means we hire 300 bullshit contractors to write the same critical infrastructure 6000 different ways in fucking garbage ass php or whatever instead of establishing an agency to write open source programs that local governments can share

@dankwraith you think the government can't make garbage software?


@cant_into @dankwraith In today's context, absolutely, but government is partly hampered by and partly the creature of capitalist interests, so examples of bad government tech don't really prove much, either way to be fair.

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