As a programmer it's been really hard to wean myself off of thinking in terms of global solutions. This, in comparison to building local or community technology.

Thinking this way can make things harder (now your tech needs need to scale to the world) and not useful (different people in different places have different needs).

This kind of blew my mind: like, you can just go and build a piece of tech and only give it to your friends & the immediate people it's helpful for. You don't *need* to design for The World. I think this kind of thinking is really important for breaking away from capitalistic modes of thinking.

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Like your thinking here.

Always this "think about all possibilities, get the broad scheme" attitude that everyone in every corp is carrying aorund like it is the holy grail. Sometimes it just leads to outright bad results, not only in the tech world but in other areas too (working in a bank as an accountant).

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