by Elisette Carlson · 05 Sep 2019 · 1 min read
We cannot have new technology that only reflects half the population's input.
There's a good chance someone you love has an addiction problem. And it's not what you think. Not opioids. Not wine. Not gambling. Not even final clearance, gift with purchase, or my personal favorite, sale shopping.
As the new decade dawned, I sat at my computer for an entire day, attempting to make good on a promise to my child. "Attempt" is the right word, because it was surprisingly difficult to purge my social media of posts involving her. Even after five passes, Instagram mysteriously unearthed additional photos, trapping me in a seemingly unwinnable game of Whack-A-Mole. You can bring your child into the digital world, but it isn't so easy to take them out.