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If you rush and don’t consider how it is deployed, and how it helps your engineers grow, you risk degrading your engineering talent over time

Angus Allan, senior product manager at xDesign

I don't disagree that overreliance on AI could stymie overall growth of devs, but we've had a form of this problem for years.

I met plenty of devs pre-AI who didn't understand anything other than how to do the basics in the JS framework of the week.

It's ultimately up to the individual dev to decide how deep they want their skills to go.

We are also working directly with select AI companies as long as their plans align with what our community cares about: attribution, opt-outs, and control.

Automattic, trying to backpedal after triumphantly announcing they got someone to pay them for their users' content

Oh yeah, all those AI companies that definitely care about attribution.

Between this and the Tumblr moderation nonsense, really seems like Matty is doing the dickish tech CEO speedrun. A modern-day Jason Russell.

Despite Universal's false narrative and rhetoric, the fact is they have chosen to walk away from the powerful support of a platform with well over a billion users that serves as a free promotional and discovery vehicle for their talent.

TikTok, on Universal Music Group’s decision to pull its music from the service

LMAO, TikTok really said UMG shouldn't get mad because they're getting paid in exposure. In my younger years I might have written a pithy parody of "First they came...", but now I’m just hopeful people will hear the clarion call of even large corporations demanding to get paid what they're worth as a sign they should do the same.

It is revolting to have no better reason for a rule of law than that so it was laid down in the time of Henry IV. It is still more revolting if the grounds upon which it was laid down have vanished long since and the rule simply persists through blind imitation of the past.

From an article by Jill Lepore. I still do not understand how she's able to produce so much (deeply researched) content.