Is “Apple Watch Saved My Life” some new sort of fad?

It’s not that I do not like the possibility of technology helping people, indeed the Apple Watch has helped people notice undiagnosed health issues, and I hope to see more. But this current fucking story? It’s showing up, lazily regurgitated all over the tech news now and come on, what utter shit.

The man was dizzy and actually losing blood out of several holes, and the WATCH NOTIFICATION let him know this was not to be ignored? I’ve ignored some pretty stupid stuff health wise but none compare to “Oh fuck, am I a zombie now? Like, one of those running, shrieking modern ones? Why am I shooting blood??”

Perhaps this is harsh, but perhaps he was not destined to live very long.

I'm not exactly proud but..

To help explain why I ever bother doing anything ever to a friend (my wording, not theirs) there was cause to see if an old website I "wrote for" was in the Internet Archive, lo, it was! And amongst the things I spat out in 2007 was this. And I mean, come on, it's pretty funny in retrospect. I was worried about the size of MySpace. Do you know MySpace was a thing? I was bothered that idiotic rants online were too easy to post and will be archived forever. And that is now in the internet archive.

I mean, it's not smart and I was never a talented writer but hey, I saw the patterns. But I won't link to it and encourage you not to type in the url, it is not worth the effort.