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annatarkov
    @mps Just remember, that’s the goal :)
    annatarkov
      @mps Is it? Having online friends is fine, but it would be nice to have real, authentic relationships with IRL people too, wouldn’t it?
      annatarkov
        @mps Aww, that’s kind of sad :(
        annatarkov
          @irc I hear you. I'd like to probably have a second for example, but the financial considerations can't be ignored. It might not happen. @berklee @spacekatgal @wickedgood
          annatarkov
            @tangentworlds Same here. Technical difficulties, @matigo? :) @discoveradn
            annatarkov
              @gaelicwizard Right, exactly. Because raisig children isn't forever. There should be a way to do it AND maintain oneself professionally if one so chooses. @wickedgood @berklee @irc
              annatarkov
                @scottjal Yeah, there aren't exactly a wealth of options :-/ This is a VERY iOS/Mac heavy user base here. @zero
                zero
                  It would be nice knowing how well the developer incentive program was going. What is ADN doing to help spur adoption and development in the community? My observation is people start projects and then give up on them.
                  charl
                    Logo design people, PM me please. I have an idea but no idea how to make it look more professional.
                    annatarkov
                      @zero Yeah, Robin is still kicking. It’s what I use on mobile and I’m happy with it.
                      annatarkov
                        @berklee I’m sure that’s part of it, yeah. And of course a healthy mistrust of the government isn’t bad. But the hatred of anything public that’s for everyone most certainly is. @spacekatgal @irc @wickedgood
                        annatarkov
                          @berklee It's the founding myth of the US that anyone can make it here with enough hard work and gumption. @wickedgood @irc @spacekatgal
                          annatarkov
                            @berklee Its kind of always been like this here. Rugged individualism and all that. @wickedgood @irc @spacekatgal
                            annatarkov
                              @berklee Meh, the millionnaires know what's going on outside their bubbles. The larger issue IMO is the American public in general feeling like everyone's lot in life is their own fault and thus their own problem. @spacekatgal @irc @wickedgood
                              annatarkov
                                @wickedgood Unless there's something in there that I don't already know, I kind of don't need to read it :) A similar book I read when I was pregnant made many similar points. Am thrilled that this continues to be written about. @irc @spacekatgal @berklee
                                annatarkov
                                  @berklee And I don't even mean poor or lower middle class people. For many people, children are an economic disaster. So it's no wonder birth rates are down. That is not a picture of a healthy society. @spacekatgal @irc @wickedgood
                                  annatarkov
                                    @wickedgood Having a child is the second highest cause of people declaring bankruptcy in the US, after medical bills. This needs tto change. @berklee @irc @spacekatgal