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Eamonn Carey: ‘Enshittification’ is spreading beyond Big Tech

My job, and most of the last two decades of my life have required me to be a radical optimist, but enshittification is making it harder to stay this way, says Eamonn Carey

Let me apologise in advance for dropping this massive self-promotional clanger in the first paragraph. I’m currently co-writing the second edition of my (niche) bestseller – The Startup Lexicon. The idea is simple. It’s a dictionary of terms used in the tech world.

In the two years since writing the first edition, we’ve had the advent of GLP-1, GPT-4, LLMs and much more besides. However, one word has loomed larger for me than all the ...