To use #technology, in general, requires some degree of #trust and #dependence on other #individuals and #companies. I don’t have the resources or skill to build my own laptop or host my own #Mastodon instance. But the degree of dependence matters. #Apple, for example, could decide to go out of business tomorrow and discontinue or phase out support for its #software, #hardware, and #services. Those who have become deeply dependent on the Apple #ecosystem would be up a creek.
@dallin "Degree of dependence" is a great point that I've also learned in this journey. My original goal was to totally drop Google. I've come to accept the fact that that's not very realistic (at this point in time). However, I can certainly lessen my dependence on Google...which I'm doing one step at a time.
@micahbp I'm stuck on those two as well as Google Voice. I can't find a service that does everything it does. T-Mobile's DIGITS was the closest thing I could find, but I tried it and it was a total disaster. For maps, I keep meaning to try HERE but have heard very mixed reviews.
Ah, well, forget that lol!