New Adventures 2019 - Ethan Marcotte The World-Wide Work

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Did anyone at New Adventures read the blurbs for each talk? I didn't. I hadn't even noticed that until the last talk... Ethan Marcotte, who everyone knows for Responsive Web Design was surely going to talk about making websites right? Wrong. Well, right but in a different way. Ethan showed everyone the right way of using privilege. In this talk Ethan used his influence in the web industry to get people thinking about how technology gets abused and how it is our responsibility to ensure the web is on the right path. I cannot attempt to put into words Ethan's remarkable talk so do watch the video when it comes out. One takeaway I have is that the sewing machine was marketed as being able to liberate women and very quickly afterwards became marketed as improving efficiency... the web has the same issue, it was meant to change the world (and it did) but it is being misused in many ways at the moment. Here are a few notes I made before my phone ran out of battery. But seriously, watch the video.

Feel free to read the rest of my notes from New Adventures.