Techdirt Podcast Episode 198: Life Without The Tech Giants

from the experimentation dept

One of the most common responses to various complaints about giant tech companies is that you can just not use their products and services. Many people have pointed out just how difficult that would really be, but Gizmodo's Kashmir Hill decided to try it for real: she cut Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, and Apple out of her life for a week each, followed by a week without any of them. Her report on that final, empty week is coming out soon, but in the mean time she joins us on the podcast to talk about what it's like to live without big tech.

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Filed Under: kashmir hill, podcast, technology
Companies: amazon, apple, facebook, google, microsoft


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  1. identicon
    Prinny, 6 Feb 2019 @ 2:46am

    Re: Re: Shopping nightmare

    More useful, dood?

    Remember back when "expert-driven portals" like Yahoo was all we had? Remember discovering Google for the first time, and what a life-changing epiphany it was, because finally this was something actually useful, where the portals, by and large, weren't?

    Because I remember that.


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