By the time I had read a few hundred articles, I had my thesis for what I’ll call the “75 — 20 — 5 Rule”.
That is, on any given day, I’d say 75 percent of what you read in the tech press is somewhat accurate, 20 percent is complete bullshit, and 5 percent is actually true.
Those with knowledge of the actual truth rarely speak out because, what’s the point? In our age of breakneck news cycles, a story will likely be forgotten about the next day unless you make a stink about it.
I have severely cut down on what sources I read and whom I trust in my reading because there is so much misinformation out there now; in addition, some of the misinformation is planted for political or maniacal reasons. I may not have many followers on the Internet, but one of the things I have always promised to those who do was to not post until it was something discerned and honest.
There is no better reason to not do something
There is no better reason to try
There is no better reason to fight
Against tyranny and strife
Removal is often the goal
Removal is often the challenge
Removal is often not enough
To completely fix what hangs in the balance
But it can bring about great change
But it can bring light
But it can bring great joys
In the darkness of the night
And so I live with friction
And so I live with what is hard
And so I live with what I love
But I stay upon my guard