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re: A lot of programmers like to pretend that there are no politics or power hierarchies involved in the products we build, and once they are built tha...
 

Yup. A friend recently put it very eloquently. I forget exactly what he said but it was along the same lines. We build software to maintain power balances so that the powerful can continue playing power games. This is what sucks I think. Software can enable, empower, and augment human capabilities but instead we squander it all on childish chimp hierarchies and games.

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