Our digital tools and systems, like note-taking apps and search algorithms, are created by people. Our biases and ideologies are built into the tools. John M. Culkin follows this line of thought when giving a brief explanation of The Medium is the Message.

Life imitates art. We shape our tools and thereafter they shape us.1

So, when we trust tools built by other people, we are also trusting their biases and ideologies to shape us and our ideas.

  1. [[A schoolman’s guide to Marshall McLuhan]] by [[John M. Culkin]], 1967 ↩︎