It’s from an Australian perspective, but Annabel Crabb’s excellent book The Wife Drought examines this mismatch: men as a collective group seem quite happy to allow (!) women in their lives to work provided it doesn’t impinge on the amount of “home fires” work they do. This societal expectation, she argues, goes a great deal of the way to explaining…
This spoke to me, right where I am in my life.
I’m a paid-up, sold-out Jesus man too – and I’ve grappled so long with those twin desires of serving God and serving His Creation. Right now, that means being the best husband to V, father to Miss 3 and Master 1.5, Cogent employee and layman I can be, doing those as best I can.
The old Internet isn’t gone, though – at least, not yet. Amazon, Google, and Facebook might be the biggest, but you’re not forced to play by their rules.
The tech giants dearly want us to believe platform lock-in is inevitable- because once we believe that, we stop looking for alternatives.
Some years ago I took the step of leaving Reddit & HN, as I felt overwhelmed by the weight of everyone’s latest project or new framework or whatever.
Last year I quit Twitter because I didn’t want to support a toxic company by being there.