“Email is not distributed anymore. You just cannot create another first-class node of this network. Email is now an oligopoly, a service gatekept by a few big companies”

@jboy Hosting and maintaining a mail server and mailing lists is so much work. The protocol is decades old and it shows - even if it wasn't for this power relations in the network it would be a good time to rethink the mailing system.

@jboy What's with that last dig re: cookies? Here I thought requiring companies to disclose all of their cookies and give users the option to disable them was a good thing.

@amberage did you ever notice how on none of my service I use such a banner? it's because I do not use third-party trackers, hence not requiring the banner at all. that's what the dig is. @jboy

@kescher @jboy Yeah but why direct that towards politicians who wrote that requirement instead of against companies who use trackers? The way I read it, it's very explicitly a diss against politicians:

We are all experiencing what happened when politicians regulated the web. I hope you are enjoying your cookie modals; browsing the web in 2022 is an absolute hell.

@amberage politicians could have outlawed these third-party things. Instead, they explicitly allowed them as a GDPR loophole for the "collect only what you actually need" @jboy

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