I deleted my github account. It didn't have much on it, but I'm cranky about companies consolidating and gobbling each other up into one giant frankenmegacorp.

I want the internet to be a network of villages with weird yurts and converted school buses, not a few highrises each with a zillion sterile apartments. It's a silly metaphor, but you know what I mean.

@cameron I want the physical world to be that way too but every time I say that I get abused!!

I hope the lessons we're learning from this corporate technological nightmare will teach people the value of having everything interesting, unique, and self-determining in general.

@DetectiveHyde @cameron abused because of a reaction to villages (and assumptions of inter village fighting/othering) or the neo environmental "we should all live in efficient high rise apartments in the cities"?

@Greg @cameron Abused because of the modern orthodox cognitive dissonance that recognises any attempt to preserve cultural difference in the undeveloped & developing worlds as necessary to avoid a global monoculture, but then demonises any attempt to shield developed (particularly European) nations from that same monoculture. Usually on fatuous grounds such as "That's (somehow?) racist."

I want to see the whole world kept interesting, GENUINELY diverse (as in people are encouraged to see difference, both on a personal and whole-culture level, as variety rather than non-compliance) and free of cultural imperialism.

The double standard in this sphere irritates me greatly.
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