Typewriter Rodeo: How None Of Us Reads The Privacy Notifications

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By David FruchterSeptember 21, 2018 12:50 pm,

The last thing standing between you and the app you want to download is that long page full of legalese. You know you ought to read it and understand what information you’re trading in order to get the game or social app, but that would take forever!

How None Of Us Reads The Privacy Notifications

all that i wanted

was to use some dumb app

but now suddenly pages

of bizarre legal crap

scrolls on my screen

and i have to approve

by clicking a button

text by lawyers who’ve

been paid to make my brain

tied up in knots

so i will abandon

all caution or thoughts

of privacy rights

i used to LIKE cookies

but now all of us

are just gullible rookies

signing away

everything that we see

just so we can use

some software for free …