Surprising how much bad play this is getting on HN: <tomcritchlow.com/2021/01/14/ne>

Someone could break into your workplace, tie bricks to the end of every pencil on every desk; when you point it out HN will be there to tout the virtues of learning to use pencils with bricks attached to the ends, call you lazy, and generally strawman the shit out of you—replacing in their heads whatever it is you said with whatever it is that they want you to have said instead, for their convenience/self-image

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