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lautreamont wrote (edited )

First Microsoft and then later Apple and Google spent billions to get into that market,

Sure. You also forgot Facebook and Zoom more recently. Institutional support to tech products is a major factor in how they become mass spread. Especially for all the non-tech savvy people (who're notoriously Facebook's main crops). When you got the Facebook logo everywhere down to cereal boxes and people say "Google search it" all the time, but when "official" institutions like schools are also supporting it, you're pretty sure most people are gonna think these things cannot be avoided, ergo "there are no alternatives".

It's super fucked up now that students have been paying universities the same tuition fees for having classes on Zoom. Education system has totally bowed to Silicon Valley.