The man who once saved the world has passed away. Stanislav Petrov was 77 years old
Here's a fun TIL: Because the ratio of terms in the Fibonacci sequence approaches phi, and because phi is close to the ratio of km to miles, you can approximate conversion between distances with adjacent Fibonacci numbers.
So 2 km ≈ 1 mile, 3 km ≈ 2 miles, 5 km ≈ 3 miles, 8 km ≈ 5 miles, 13 km ≈ 8 miles, etc, etc
One pager summary for a proposed one-shot #InvestmentClub to aggregate funds and make a loan to the #KeepBTLocal #coop through which we're attempting to divert a utility #privatization into #mutualization in #btv!
Welcome feedback, thoughts, and potential members: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rCUWQlLQI1Nsu71PRPCWeKtZ3RDxB2EsIjLrgKcSfnk/edit?usp=sharing
Cory Doctorow / EFF's open letter to the W3C https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2017/09/open-letter-w3c-director-ceo-team-and-membership
On the other hand, it seems like a lot of people have had some really good experiences with Sociocracy, especially when it comes to time/burnout saving, which is kind of the holy grail of organizational structure.
I'm especially interested in the history of how it came to be, and what sets it apart from other systems (ex: what's between consensus and consent?)
I'd like to learn more for sure. I'm always a bit skeptical when people are like "THIS structure will FIX your PROBLEMS!" especially after trying a couple different governance structures in college student groups... you can spend SO much time talking about group structure and not really get anywhere.
"Like the 23 women before her, Vigo has never made a penny from her work. She is bound by a sacred ‘Sea Oath’ that maintains that byssus should never be bought or sold. (...) “Byssus doesn’t belong to me, but to everyone,” Vigo asserted. “Selling it would be like trying to profit from the sun or the tides.”
Hi, I'm Neil. #introduction
Looking forward to learning from like-minded others and helping to grow this space. #SocialCoop
In some recent group conversations about handling money, I realized that 'trust' was being used to mean two things about others: 1) that the person will keep their promises 2) that the other person will take you into account.
To the #coopverse: Anyone know of some good #books or #long reads on #cooperatives, #solidarityeconomy, #creditunions, digital economy, #decentralized systems, #governance and so on that are available online? I can't find a bookstore in this city and I want something that's more of a commitment than short articles