Thanks for the great research. You might also want to include the Code for America Brigade network, which also has about 25,000 volunteers across 75 local groups. Happy to introduce you to some of those amazing leaders if you like!
You’re being a bit fatalistic here. Things have turned out badly in part because we made bad choices. We can make better choices, with the Internet and everything else. And we should.
You note at the end that some people were calling for better choices. Not just Internet is great vs Internet is awful, but like hey, we should…
Yes there are specific examples. The vendors are not eager to announce anything until they understand more. They don’t want to upset their customers unnecessarily. That said, I can confirm that that apps have been rejected in the App Store.
Another proud card-carrying member of the “winging it” club here. Also so grateful to those in my life who told me I could do what I had convinced myself I could not. Your original blog post (Stop Waiting for Permission) knocked me off my feet and inspired one of our stated Code for America values. Thanks for a follow up of equal quality, and for paying it forward so graciously.