politics of developers

Counterpoint: any software that is intended to be used by humans is inevitably an expression of its programmers’ understanding of the software’s audience, and therefore the programmers’ beliefs about the nature of those humans’ lives and priorities and the value of their time and experiences. Consequently, larger a program is, the more likely it becomes that you can evaluate its merits purely on the politics of its developers.

A Process By Which Scarce Resources Are Allocated, Mike Hoye

Not sure what this is a counterpoint to, but totally feeling it.

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