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thomasholbrookSep 23, 2019, 12:15:16 AM

Last week, something significant occurred in the realm of software. It wasn’t the latest release of that “hot new project” or another “blunder by big corporate,” but something else entirely. Many have weighed in on the matter, and differing opinions have cropped up.

You won’t find me saying anything about it however, and for good reason.

Things were taken out of context, blown way out of proportion, and people wound up angrier at one another for it. This is a trend that I do not wish to contribute to at the moment. I would prefer that cooler heads prevail at this point, but that won’t happen if we keep pouring more gasoline on the fire.

This is a regular occurrence on this thing we call “The Internet,” where context is never fully understood, even with the assistance of audio and video, especially to those who aren’t neurotypical.

If, and that’s a big if, I decide to offer any perspective on this at all, it won’t be for quite some time.

I would encourage others to walk away from this now, let all the facts come out, and allow cooler heads to prevail. Engaging in mob mentality solves nothing.

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