tech discourse meta doomerism i guess 

the "commenting on websites about technical things to talk about how a programming language is interesting or whatever" → "commenting on websites that are supposed to be about technical things but you can't stop fixating on how the technical economy is irredeemably corrupt and must be destroyed before it can finish rendering the planet uninhabitable" pipeline

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tech discourse meta doomerism i guess 

it's kind of amazing how any thread on, say, lobste.rs where it seems like there might be anything interesting to say constantly wants by its very nature to drift into basic ethical and political concerns, which is "off topic".

i used to care about the nuts and bolts of this stuff. i used to think about this stuff and learn from it. lately i just fucking cannot.

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