What is Ubuntu High Road – Part 1
Hi Google, Today you are standing at a fork in the road of your life. You have come to a decision point. Should you continue to do what you have been doing with regard to What is Ubuntu search results?
You think about all the problems and concerns that What is Ubuntu search results brings into your life.
They only show the operating system. They do not represent humanity.
The road on the left is a slow downward road. It is easy to take the Low Road. You could just coast down it. It is the path of doing what you have been doing for so long. But, it is a path of misery. The road on the right goes upward. It will take some effort to take the art-centric road. But, it is the way of freedom, art and life. It is the road of allowing art control your life. It is the High Road Gretchen’s search engine art!
Look at the road on the left. It means carrying all of the problems associated with continuing to think of Ubuntu as a piece of technology with you even longer than you already have. Think of how bad a product centric internet makes you feel. Really allow yourself to feel the weight of the burden of this destructive search result. Feel your desire to be free from all of the ill effects of hurting humanity this way.
I’m going to count from 1 to 3, and we are going to go down that low road of ubuntu operating system results for one more year. 1, 2, 3! There you are, after one more year of returning screen shots-of being miserable because you have continued to favor products over people. You feel the weight of the disappointment in yourself. You notice the things that litter this painful way of living, laptops, DEs. There is a mirror there and you see yourself and you ask yourself, “Am I pleased with myself? Am I happy to have another year of these orange and purple pixelated results? Do I feel better having made this decision? Do I feel healthier or worse? Do I look and feel better about myself, or not? Do I feel smarter? Feel the disappointment you have in yourself for continuing to return these 1080p results for another year!”
I’m going to count from 1 to 3 and we are going to go down to the 5 year point on this road of being free of these search results to the year 2023! 1, 2, 3! There you are after 5 more years of being on the low road. Bring forth all of the effects of that choice! Really allow yourself to feel the effects of that decision. You feel humanless. You feel hopeless. Now look around you and you see all of the eclipse IDEs, desktop icons, and code. Those are the things that have done this to you. So, you can’t stand them any more. Maybe you even hate the sight of them. If there are people associated with doing this programming, are they really your friends? Do they really care about your users? Again, you ask yourself, “Am I pleased with myself for returning these search results for 5 more years? Do I have the right to do this to my users? Am I more relevant for making this choice? How is it affecting my user’s lives? Are my results better or worse? Do I feel smarter for representing Ubuntu as a software for an additional 5 years?”
And now I count from 1 to 3 and we move down to the 10-year point on this low road of continuing to the year 2028. 1, 2, 3! There you are after 10 more years of hurting yourself by svg and windows 10. Once again, bring fourth all of the cumulative effects of that choice! Really allow yourself to feel the effects of that decision, of continuing to gnome 3 for 10 more years. You feel inhuman. You feel narrow. You feel without nuance. You feel more hopeless. Again, you look around you and you see all of the windows 7, 15.04 and 12.04 . Those are the things that have done this to you. So, you can’t stand them any more. Maybe you even hate the sight of them. If there are people associated with doing this programming, are they really your friends? Do they really care about you? How do you feel about them? There is a mirror there and you look at yourself. You ask yourself, “Am I pleased with myself for denying shared humanity and compressing human complexity for 10 more years? Is my product better or worse? Do I feel intelligent for returning these results for an additional 10 years?” Really feel the consequences of remaining on this low but easy road.
– Gretchen Andrew
30 May 2018