the one thing i can honestly say i learnt thanks to my university studies that i dont think id have figured out elsewhere Show more
everything is messier and more complex than any of us are willing to admit, and we should be talking about it in much simpler terms than people who are interested in the messiness and complexity will ever be willing to do
I feel the complexity in the web now may have been a strategy. Beyond allowing folks like Google being able to use HTML5 as an OS platform for applications, the complexity makes it hard for smaller groups to be able to keep up or start new efforts.
It didn't seem weird back when Google forked WebKit from Apple. Apple isn't known for being super cooperative and Google Chrome didn't have such overwhelming dominance.
Now user hostile changes are happening and almost everyone has little choice.
Follow up to the permaculture course I posted yesterday, I found this on the same platform:
Governance in Co-operatives
Jan 21 - Mar 12, 2019
It starts tomorrow an requires a commitment of 3hr/week
This might be of interest to a lot of people around here.
I am considering signing up, if you want study partners, get in touch in the mentions 👇
My name is Tim Buckley. I'm a twenty-four-year-old gamer. I've played every violent game in existence, and I have never killed anyone.
There are MILLIONS of gamers just like me, and we're getting sick of people like you blaming your problems on us.
Ignorance causes violence, not video games. Man up and take responsibility.
We outnumber you, and the people that think like you. DON'T FUCK WITH US.
Have you heard about Solutions Journalism? Its main idea is to step beyond the regular investigative journalism and show solutions to the problem which worked in other places.
It combats news fatigue and allows people to see that they _can_ do something. It gives hope where regular journalism just exhausts us with a constant stream of bad news.
I'm a fan of non-hierarchical organization and a cybersecurity treehugger.
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here