Stuart Langridge, Jono Bacon, and Jeremy Garcia present Bad Voltage, in which there is much argument about technology choices and:
- [00:02:00] New York City Health discourages orgies, instead advocating “sexy Zoom parties”, and also in NYC apparently driving into protesters does not violate use-of-force policy, and on the morning of Juneteenth, Tesla tells employees they can take the day off. Unpaid
- [00:12:10] The USA’s tax collection agency, the IRS, used cell phone data to try to track potential suspects, and following on from the last show Apple do indeed go ARM while never mentioning the word. We’ll quickly summarise some of the things from Apple’s WWDC event, including seeing the Gnome desktop on an Apple stage, blimey
- [00:34:55] Our main topic is the coronavirus. More specifically, technology and the lockdown. We’ll look at contact tracing apps and why hardly any country is building something correctly, and why there’s such reduced takeup by people of these apps, and then at technology more broadly: what ways can tech help everyone deal with the current situation? There are big sweeping changes, but maybe there’s room at the margins for small but effective ways that tech can alleviate the crisis?
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News music: Long Live Blind Joe by Robbero, used with attribution.
Thank you to Marius Quabeck and NerdZoom Media for being our audio producers!