The clever, cynical, self-satisfied snark at 12:38 (in the podcast) 11:50 (in the YT video) of this Vergecast is much of what’s wrong with tech media. It’s almost as if they think they are the only humans that use technology. It’s why hot takes are often so ridiculous. Maybe take a minute and think about other humans and other use cases? Students, kids, my aunt, will LOVE some of this stuff. It’s okay for some aspects of tech to be cute and fun. But no, they just shit on it right out of the gate.

Also, they clearly don’t fully understand what’s happening and are guessing/speculating as to how it works. They’ll offer plenty of opinions on something they’ve not taken the time to research and understand because, you know, clever snarky hot take wins.