Short Thought: Why does Steam update so often?
Look, I get that Steam is a constantly evolving platform that has to service and provide A LOT of games, but does it really need to update so regularly? For the past couple of years I’ve noticed that well over half of the time I load it up there’s an update ready to go. Sure, they don’t usually last more than a minute, but what are they actually doing? I can’t think of any recent significant changes to the Steam UI, so it must all be under the bonnet. Even then, does the platform really need so many changes? Is there some sort of secret complexity to Steam that I just can’t understand?
Maybe it’s the beginnings of Valve’s plans to take over the globe (that exists, right?). Each update instills a little more control over your PC until eventually it becomes nothing but a tool for Valve’s robot death army. A feast of information for those mecha-bots to fuel up with on their path to human extinction. I guess it could also just be stability and bug fixes... but I much prefer my original theory.
Maybe I should stop the updates. Can I do that?
OK, just tried to load up Steam and it didn’t try to update. Maybe the robopocalypse is coming. Maybe I’m overreacting.
No, that’s what they want us to think. I’m watching you ‘Ryan’s PC...’ If that is your real name.