Tech Douchebags Retired

Tech Douchebags

TDB is a twelve-step program for technology snobs disguised as a comedic interview podcast - humorously helping geeks confront their digital narcissism and unhealthy attachment to their gadgets & devices.

Hosted by Jordan Cooper.



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19: The Passive-Aggressive Rage Quitter

August 4, 2014 at 8:15AM • 1 hour 6 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Kevin Purdy of 5by5's In Beta confesses to his obsession with Foursquare and shares his recent attempt to leave Facebook despite the reactions from his friends & family, how Facebook is too ubiquitous of a communication method to quit for most people and why geeks treat quitting a product, service or platform as an opportunity for narcissistic activism compared to mainstream folk who just do so in silence.

In addition, we discuss our tendency to record every minutiae of our lives, explore Kevin's fixation on his data & privacy, why the lower right corner in Windows is a bastion of both good intentions and pure evil, and how seeking an "outcast" community to fit into is simply an effect of technological acuity no longer being counterculture.

It concludes with Kevin committing to step eight by making a list of all the local acquaintances in Buffalo that he's failed to make a "real life" human connection due to inadequacy, arrogance or just plain laziness.




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