inessential by Brent Simmons

Ads and Tech

Dave Winer:

The tech industry has been absorbed by the ad industry, and vice versa.

However, there is, imho, still room for a tech industry that is not merged with the ad industry.

In fact, if we want to have a tech industry at all, we’d better invest in the “other” one, because advertising isn’t much to bet on long-term.

I’m sick of ads — but sicker of the terrible relationship between ads and software.