A light, quick, cheap solution so good, it should be copied the world over:
The fietsvlonder is a “bike platform” that temporarily swaps one car parking space for 10 bicycles. If deemed a success, the curb is permanently adjusted, and the structure is moved to the next location.
Someone recently raised some ruckus over the name of the GIMP application. Here are a few more that might also offend someone:
- bash: violence
- cat: allergies/phobias
- cp: cerebral palsy
- cut: self-harm
- fsck: f-word
- ed: erectile dysfunction
- getfattr: fat-shaming
- grep: sounds a bit like grope
- kill: violence
- killall: mass violence
- touch: should require consent
- true/false: implied binary nature
- yes: implies consent (there's no "no" command)
And that's just /bin.
This is a beautiful and diabolical collection of dark patterns and broken user interface elements. It’s awe inspiring in its awfulness. https://userinyerface.com/index.html
Things we didn't do:
- Start the fire
- Shoot the deputy
- Steal the cookies from the cookie jar
Things we did:
- Tried to fight it
- Shot the sheriff
- Put the sham in the shama-lama-ding-dong
Things we will do:
- Rock you
- Walk 500 miles
- Walk 500 more
Things we won't do:
- Get fooled again
- Back down
Things we will never do:
- Give you up
- Let you down
- Run around
- Desert you
- I did it again)
Neither the Internet, nor English as a lingua franca, have erased cultural differences.
Both tend to give us the illusion that we're all talking about the same things, but without grounding discussions in the same cultural context. Unstated assumptions abound, unreconciled.
The result: a lot of hostility.
'The books will stop working.''
Welcome to the future.
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