Software has been around since the 1940s. Which means that people have been faking their way through meetings about software, and the code that builds it, for generations.
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For someone who plays video games a lot, I realize how easy it is to get sucked into a game and play for hours at a time, but this can be a problem if you are playing a game INTENTIONALLY designed to be played for hours at a time.
Game design: dark patterns that keep you hooked
A “dark pattern” is a deceptive UX pattern that tricks users into doing things they may not really want to do. In this article, Alvaro Montoro does a little experiment to find out how much privacy is taken away from users across three different browsers.
The Autofill Dark Pattern
How design can manipulate and coerce you into doing what websites want.
Dark patterns, the tricks websites use to make you say yes, explained
Barbara Campbell was walking through a New York City subway station during rush hour when her world abruptly went dark.
Their Bionic Eyes Are Now Obsolete and Unsupported
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.
from Pocket https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/03/us/politics/trump-donations.html