There’s this kind of performative complexity in a lot of the wickedness in our world — things are made complex so they’ll be hard to understand. The pretense is they’re hard to understand because they’re intrinsically complex. And there’s a term in the finance sector for this, which is “MEGO:” My Eyes Glaze Over. It’s a trick.
– Cory Doctorow – interview, The Jacobin: Cory Doctorow Explains Why Big Tech Is Making the Internet Terrible