Prop·a·gan·da

ˌpräpəˈɡandə/

noun
1. derogatory information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view

Everything today is propaganda, especially in my industry; the tech industry.  Specs used to be important.  Pointless devices were scrutinized.  The technology itself mattered. But now, the clarity is cluttered, the details are disorganized, and the specs are shuffled.

The ridiculousness of this current predicament can be summed up with a code block:


var # = “propaganda”;

function createPropaganda (#) {
var propaganda = #;
return propaganda;
}
createPropaganda(#);

You can clearly see that the hashtag itself is a symbol for propaganda, and yet most propaganda is preceded by it’s own hashtag. What we end up with is an infinite loop of confusion.

This is where we’ll attempt to cut through the spin and talk back with the truth about computers, software, the internet and whatever else has been #hashtagged.