Really excellent insight from Josh Marshall about why tech platforms are so difficult to control. The analogy to the negative externalities generated by nuclear (and fossil fuel) power is really apt. I’ve been trying to articulate a core argument against the current generation of what we call tech and it largely comes down to a refusal to be responsible for the work they do. This is a succinct and well put version of that.
Update: Marshall followed up with a full post on Talking Points Memo that includes a great bit at the end about why new management wouldn’t fix this.