12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech

“Tech is not neutral. One of the most important things everybody should know about the apps and services they use is that the values of technology creators are deeply ingrained in every button, every link, and every glowing icon that we see. Choices that software developers make about design, technical architecture or business model can have profound impacts on our privacy, security and even civil rights as users.”

If you’re interested in technology, you should read this post. And if you’re not interested in technology, you REALLY should read it.

Because this Anil Dash post isn’t about the tech of technology — it’s about the impact of technology on our lives and culture.

His 12 things everyone should understand about tech include that tech is often built with surprising ignorance about its users, most tech isn’t from startups, and tech is as much about fashion as it is function.