Andy Richter on political correctness and the temporal aspect of comedy; in typical Richter fashion, wise as all get-out. Think of this the next time you hear someone (likely an old white guy) bemoaning the fact that some comedian from long-ago (likely an old white guy, although we know of at least one old black guy) wouldn’t have been accepted in today’s PC-heavy environment. You know, right before you roll your eyes into the back of your skull.
“But this is not a price consumers should have to pay. It is time for something new. Legislators must establish expectations of companies that go beyond advising consumers that they will be exploiting their personal information. For some data practices, this might call for wholesale prohibition. For all data practices, a more fundamental change is called for: Companies should be expected and required to act reasonably to prevent harm to their clients. They should exercise a duty of care. The burden no longer should rest with the user to avoid getting stepped on by a giant. Instead, the giants should have to watch where they’re walking.”
As someone who has spent most of his career in the tech industry, I agree 100%.
I walked into the Half Price Books store in Redmond, and before I knew what happened I had these books in my arms. I quickly paid and left to avoid further damage to our bank account.
Photos by my lovely wife, Sarah Roulston ❤️
When Sarah and I eloped last year in Iceland, we had the immense fortune of working with the amazing crew at Your Adventure Weddings; in particular, Ann and Guðjón, who went out of their way to make sure our wedding was perfect. Ann just featured one of the photos she took of us on her company’s Instagram: