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Could anyone please explain the parts in bold? Why "or not" isn't used here "Whether (or not) that will result in better quality art seems dubious at best."?

▪ For tech companies, this is a customer satisfaction problem. They will try to solve this problem with more tech — better algorithms, new features, more ways to make one’s way through the digital miasma. It is also why, increasingly, content is created or marketed to make its way through the algorithmic mess. Whether that will result in better quality art seems dubious at best.

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Could anyone please explain the parts in bold? Why "or not" isn't used here "Whether (or not) that will result in better quality art seems dubious at best."? In most contexts, 'or not' is optional.

▪ For tech companies, this is a customer satisfaction problem. They will try to solve this problem with more tech >>>>>>>technology

— >>>> more effective and more efficient .>>>better algorithms, new features, more ways to make one’s way through the confusing and complex world of computers <<<< digital miasma.It is also why, increasingly, content is created or marketed to make its way through the algorithmic mess.<< interconnected muddle of computer applictions Whether that will result in better quality art seems dubious at best.>> seems doubtful at best, and seems impossible at the worst. It's a fancy way of saying that it's almost certain that the result will not be better art.

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Just a quick rhetorical question.

How in the world do we go from this in the first sentence:

Hasibrahmanthis is a customer satisfaction problem

To this in the last sentence:

Hasibrahmanbetter quality art

And a few real questions:

Where did this article come from? What was the title of the article?

Is it about customer satisfaction, or is it about art?

Emotion: tongue tied

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HasibrahmanWhy "or not" isn't used here

Because it is optional.

Hasibrahmanhey will try to solve this problem with more tech — better algorithms,

You need to read the earlier paragraphs. They explain what they mean here. More technology and better, fancier, more clever algorithms.

If you read the article carefully, you will not be stumped by one paragraph taken out of context.

Netflix is forever tweaking how it presents content because digital streaming services have to. There is far more content than any one person could or want to watch, so tech companies have to turn to algorithmsbasically, decision-making software — to suggest things to us, and they are constantly adjusting how they do so.

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CalifJimWhere did this article come from?

Right here:

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2021/05/01/lost-in-the-mire-of-too-much-digital-choice-maybe-we-should-just-say-no.html


And our poster got another answer here:

https://forum.thefreedictionary.com/postst208322_For-tech-companies--this-is-a--.aspx

AlpheccaStarsIf you read the article carefully

You found it?

I tried Googling

For tech companies, this is a customer satisfaction problem.

and I didn't get anywhere. And before you ask, yes, I've been paying my monthly bill for internet access. Emotion: smile

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AlpheccaStarsRight here:

Right. I've already had a look at it since you submitted your first post above.

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CalifJimGoogling

Googling, like fly fishing, is an art.

AlpheccaStarsis an art

Or a customer satisfaction problem, depending on which part of the paragraph you read. Emotion: smile

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