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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23: The Data-Driven Denouncer

August 31, 2014 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 49 minutes • Wiki Entry

In this week’s meeting, Tom Reestman shares the fact that he doesn't have a Google account, why he prefers not to support business models that rely on selling users' data, how we really need to redefine what "free" means in the digital age, and how Google & Facebook's futuristic endeavors are just shiny objects meant to distract us from their true intentions.

In addition, on the doorstep of a new Apple product announcement, we discuss how geeks have an insatiable appetite for predictions, the mindset that if something doesn't look different that it can't be different, why a change in product strategy isn't necessarily bad, and how we tend to tie our identities to a specific company rather than to the benefits others could provide us.

It concludes with Tom completing step ten in a lively debate on whether or not there's anything ultimately wrong with a business copying a successful competitor, how device manufacturers that do may actually be benefiting the consumer market, and if anyone outside of the pundits and parties themselves really care who got there first.

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