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Why We Dread New Software Updates

Is this misery normal, and for that matter, inevitable?

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Every damn day, a window pops up in the upper right corner of my MacBook.

Updates available. Do you want to restart to install these updates now or try tonight?




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Angela Lashbrook

Angela Lashbrook

I’m a columnist for OneZero, where I write about the intersection of health & tech. Also seen at Elemental, The Atlantic, VICE, and Vox. Brooklyn, NY.

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