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==History==
 
==History==
* Revolutions against the oppressive regimes in France of the 1890's  
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* Revolutions against the oppressive regimes in France of the 1790's lead to the Jacobins and a reign of terror.
 
* In the 1920's freedom of expression gave us the roaring twenties.
 
* In the 1920's freedom of expression gave us the roaring twenties.
 
* In the 1960's freedom of expression was carried to extremes in a backlash against societal ills like discrimination.
 
* In the 1960's freedom of expression was carried to extremes in a backlash against societal ills like discrimination.

Revision as of 09:38, 31 July 2022

Full Title or Meme

Freedom from Friction is often the goal of designers of digital systems. Carried to extremes it is always a very bad idea.

Context

History

  • Revolutions against the oppressive regimes in France of the 1790's lead to the Jacobins and a reign of terror.
  • In the 1920's freedom of expression gave us the roaring twenties.
  • In the 1960's freedom of expression was carried to extremes in a backlash against societal ills like discrimination.
  • In the 1990's freedom from regulation

Reactions

An article in 1996 titled Friction-Free Economy Rhetoric Holds a Time Bomb described the results to be expected from friction-free movement of many. The introduction of this in the 2020's has proven that the warning was both true and ignored.[1]

References

  1. Gary Chapman Friction-Free Economy Rhetoric Holds a Time Bomb (1996-01-11 LA Times https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1996-01-11-fi-23355-story.html