This story is just a personal reminder for me to repeatedly question what our tools spit out. I don’t want to be the neophobe in the room but I sometimes wonder if we’re living in a collective delusion that the current toolchain is great when it’s really just morbidly complex.
I am responsible for the code that goes into the machine, I do not want to shirk the responsibility of what comes out.
While the specifics of this example don’t apply to me, the lesson sure does. We’re responsible for what we put on the web and what that means for the people using it.