This morning I'm working on real documents in self-hosted applications, chatting with secure and private applications and actually listening to music ripped to my NAS from CDs I actually own.

It is possible to escape big tech. It isn't easy, but it is possible.

@chris It's the "it isn't easy" part that's so frustrating. I haven't the time. Others haven't the skills. I'd love to work with folks lowering the bar so it would be easier but have no idea how to monetize that such that it's sustainable...

@ericmann I totally get it. Been writing about just that lately. There is no question about that.

@chris I could see making FOSS tools and still selling them. The thing is, you only make money if self-service is burdensome enough to force folks to pay. Which defeats the purpose...

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