A few weeks ago, the Huffington Post published this article, whose title I’ve appropriated.
I’m not sure how I feel about this in the context of our project on Silicon Valley. On the one hand, if an app can help someone, then more power to the producer and well done.
But we’ve got to look at the source of the anxiety as well. We live in a world dominated by overstimulation by screens; is another source really the answer?
“While none of these apps should substitute for a doctor’s care, they may help with day-to-day stress and anxiety.” Well, that’s great, but is that the view of the developer? According to the culture Rich and I have studied, it’s likely that at least one of the developers view their app as an end-all for stress relief.
I just can’t abide by that culture anymore. Let’s talk Wednesday.