December 23, 2020

So, I stopped using the Gmail web client. Google the data kraken, Google the spearhead of surveilance capitalism. I don’t want to live in front of the camera with algorithms watching my every move, using the data they gather about me to manipulate me into voting for this or for that, or to buy this or that. “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” And remember, “Don’t be evil” was a part of Google’s Code of Conduct from 2000 to 2018. They removed it. — Rmail

As I now start Emacs from scratch, with a minimal init.el file (just to load a monochrome theme, really), I come to appreciate the default settings, although I will need to tweak the base config a bit.