Adafruit shilling NFTs was definitely not on my bullshit bingo card for 2021.
i'll just... go to sleep and when i wake up i want this all to have been a really bad dream.
@natalie @ln I've done paid work for ladyada/Phillip in the past, and by and large I got the impression they are good people and small business owners who have not been poisoned by profit as the be all end all.
* I don't think the NFT articles are a good look.
* Cryptocurrencies have real problems, and there are people legitimately trying to solve them.
* It's in vogue to shit on them as an in-group thing.
* I'm trying to get rid of my (2018) BTC and exit the crypto game :P.
@ln (though, not that i get lots of stuff from them, US shipping is expensive, but they looked cool,)
@sys64738 i bought a bunch of stuff from them through mouser, but i'm just gonna build my own dev boards when there's chips to buy again
@ln ... though, i cant see anything about it on their website? (unless im just being an airhead & reading over it???)
@sys64738 here it is, the disclaimer came only later https://blog.adafruit.com/2021/07/17/space-jam-a-new-legacy-nfts/
@ln what gets me is the disclaimer they added to their article, like NFTs aren't art, they're a fucking destructive scam
@ln aww and they seemed cool too. You'd think an electronics company would be a lot more aware of e-waste. All those burnt out or slightly outdated GPUs.
@wolfcoder it looks like they apologized now at least and they'll cover it in an upcoming video too, it still leaves a bad aftertaste tho.
@ln I still thought they were cool because they were the only ones selling breadboard friendly components of things these days
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