Software is anti democracy

by moodyharsh
software-is-anti-democracy

Software is Democracy ?

To be successful a software must,

  • Spread Virally
  • Be a Killer App
  • Exert parasitical control over the Market

Practises like

  • banning
  • silencing
  • spying
  • revisionism

are built with Orwellian Efficiency into fundamental Software like

  • IRC
  • POSIX
  • IMAP ( Email )
  • Web Forums
  • Wikipedia
  • Git

The main reasons for implementing these “features” are cited as

  • Spam
  • Trolls

In practise this means that each Software Community lives in a perpetual bubble, deaf to criticism.

Sometimes these “features” are profitable.