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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    Anonymous Coward, 5 Feb 2019 @ 1:54pm

    Anyone who was on the internet before 1998 did just that.

    It was much more democratic, more profitable (per user), and USENET and AOL were how things went viral (also e-mail).

    Sanford Wallace almost became a KING!


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