Friday, April 10, 2020

When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail

from here

I really hope NSO group does not get any contracts to do contact tracing. I don't want to see their human-rights-abuse-facilitating tools get broader adoption than they already have. I realize contact tracing can help, but there's got to be a better way than using those particular tools. Maybe something like what's described in this comic.

On an unrelated note, today I learned that that saying in the title about hammer is actually know as Maslow's Hammer or the Law of the Instrument. Yes, the same Maslow that gave us the hierarchy of needs.