I am genuinely unsure whether I want politics to be visible and present in my tech world.
It’s all a giant mess these days, everything. Nobody anyone will deny that. Both on national and international scales turmoil is taking place and it’s just no fun to have opinions anymore that others don’t agree with. Some people are continuing to slave away on tech, cool or otherwise. Either their tech is politically neutral or they have an underlying agenda to push. Whatever the case, people will find political meaning in what is created.
Do we want that kind of stuff shoved under the rug, or pushed to the foreground? Should we care for a developer’s beliefs? Should we take note of the influences it may or may not have had on their work? Or should we take the work for what it is, seeking no meaning or agenda behind it other than to further the technological field?
A difficult choice, that’s for sure. On the one hand you want to be able to weed out bad apples before their seeds leech off your fertile lands, but on the other you don’t want your lands to be razed during riots. As mentioned, people will find meaning behind everything. If it’s not clearly further their points, then it must be pushing against them, and gets labeled The Enemy.
I guess I just want the tech world to remain a somewhat cohesive community?