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I'm opting out our family from this bollocks, given that the NHS has already been sharing patient information with Google Deepmind, etc.

nhs.uk/your-nhs-data-matters

Just finished reading Adam Greenfield's mesmerising book 'Radical Technologies'.

Here, at the end, buried beneath the Acknowledgements section, is a list of music he listened to while composing it.

(I once did something similar in quite a serious report, but put it at the *start*)

And yes, that's an open source e-reader before someone chastises me...

Wow, it's only taken Twitter about a million years to realise that people use favouriting as bookmarking.

When is Mastodon going to get this feature?

Just finished 'Nightwalking: a nocturnal history of London' by Matthew Beaumont.

worldcat.org/title/nightwalkin

It had good parts, and satisfied the historian in me, but it had three things which irritated me (note: Beaumont is an academic)

1. It reads like a collection of articles.
2. The author uses overly-flowery language at times.
3. The foreward and afterword by Will Self is pointless.

I use Wikipedia and Wikiquote regularly, but I really need to explore the Wikimedia Foundation's offerings in more depth!

meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_P

social.coop/media/rURqZqT6N3vp