I try not to make unlikable software (and features)

25 · Drew DeVault · May 8, 2021, 9:24 p.m.
I am writing to you from The Sky. On my flight today, I noticed an example of “unlikable” software — something I’ve been increasingly aware of recently — inspiring me to pull out my laptop and write. On this plane, there are displays in the back of each seat which provides entertainment for the person seated one row back. Newer planes no longer include these, given that in $CURRENTYEAR everyone would just prefer some power for their phone or laptop. Nevertheless, you can still end up a plane wit...