The tech industrial complex

At least I have my integrity. The machine may grind on, but I’m glad to have stepped off the treadmill.

Joan’s openness on the topic of being involved in tech’s greater whole is so refreshing. To feel hampered, unable to share the words you actually feel, to couch everything in a specific language catered to a specific audience, to always filtering what you think through the lens of ensuring it won’t cause problems—frankly it can get overwhelming. 

And for the first time in years, when I look in the mirror, I can recognize the person looking back. 

I’ve left out the far juicer parts of the post, and encourage anyone feeling stuck in the tech wheel to think through Joan’s words.

For me I’m trying to understand how I can continue to do the things I love, work with a few people I really connect well with, and make sure that I maintain that original nugget of care I had for this thing called design. 

I’m not at a point of leaving it behind, but I do think it’s important to make sure I’m taking time each day for the things that matter.