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Ethics and drugs

Yesterday I linked to this thought provoking article by Cennydd Bowles. I my description I only focused on dark patterns, but the article is about much more than that. It’s about the fact that we, the people who create digital stuff, stuff that everybody in the world might use, have an obligation to think about what our creations do to this world. In his excellent collection of links, Jeremy Keith mentioned this article with a similar topic that compares software to medicine and drugs. Definitely worth your time.