I was struck by this call, in a New York Times opinion piece by Brian X. Chen, to "have some patience and empathy for the indie developers" as a form of praxis in the fight against big tech's power. People often get frustrated when an app or game they love gets a big software update and charges another $3 to $10 for the new version, for example. Try not to get irritated — these are small outfits trying to survive, not big corporations trying to milk you — and be willing to pay. It’s the same amount of money as a cup of coffee or a sandwich, and you’re polishing a piece of software that you love.

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