I was going to write something about user agent strings but have no time this week for the inevitably polarized discussion that will ensue.
So i’ll instead leave you with this fairly apt quote by Noam Chomsky.
“Technology is basically neutral. It’s kind of like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house, or whether a torturer uses it to crush somebody’s skull.”
And because nothing is ever black and white, i’ll also include the first tenet in Melvin Kranzberg’s six laws of technology.
“Technology is neither good nor bad; nor is it neutral.”