An argument for what’s wrong with software (and everything else) these days

This latest post by Matt Stoller came out right after I found myself needing a partition manager because I have an external SSD that is being recognized by my laptop. Lots of scuzzy apps that promise “free” but require payment.

Twenty years ago I would have trustingly turned to Symantec and shelled out $25. But today?

Anyway: Worth a read:

“Employees say that under Mr. Thompson,” the Times continued, “an accountant by training and a former chief financial officer, every part of the business was examined for cost savings and common security practices were eschewed because of their expense.” The company’s profit tripled from 2010 to 2019. Thompson calculated that his business could run more profitably if it chose to open its clients to hacking risk, and he was right.

Related: My interview with Stoller last year about monopoly’s impact on the kosher food market:

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