Baldur Bjarnason

... works as a web developer in Hveragerði, Iceland, and writes about the web, digital publishing, and web/product development

These are his notes

I don't want to downplay what was happening inside of the organisation or the sheer, unadulterated, hostile authoritarianism that's at play here.

But the decision was obviously a bad one even before we knew any of what was going on in the background.

The policies are openly hostile to the work force. They amount to a declaration that the work force can't be trusted to do its job.

This is especially galling considering that Basecamp is a software co. Software dev, being a theory-building practice, requires a LOT of trust