Some context on my recent de-googling posts:

I used to be a huge Google fanboy. I interned at Google HQ for two summers during college. I still have several friends who work at Google. I think some of the services they provide are incredibly useful and valuable.

I don’t think the average Google employee is malicious. I do think the business has grown unchecked and too large, and is now a self-feeding machine. I do not agree with recent direction. (1/2)

I think it’s unrealistic to expect many folks to totally get off of all Google products. I don’t think that’s necessary, either.

But as a technically capable person, I’m doing what I can to find reasonable alternatives and reduce my own Google footprint, so that maybe I can help a few others step away from one or two Google services they think are irreplaceable. (2/2)

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