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This exploration of a fork in the history of computing is fascinating. What would computers look like if all the central metaphors weren't based on Jobs attempt to emulate earlier work on GUIs?

exolymph.news/2017/07/27/alter

Pause. What's the weather like? Don't use an app to find out.

An excellent piece on why decentralizing everything doesn't work and what to do instead by @ntnsndr – "We should care less about whether something is centralized or decentralized than whether it is accountable. An accountable system is responsive to both the common good for participants and the needs of minorities; it sets consistent rules and can change them when they don’t meet users’ needs." hackernoon.com/decentralizing-

Essay paranoia just lead me to this punctuation guide

thepunctuationguide.com/index.

It's simple but very elegant

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There's some really good mobile UX in the Opera Touch app - it's a shame their desktop offering is frustratingly unconfigurable...

Pokémon was honestly years ahead of it's time by not only inventing cloud storage but also noting that it's just someone else's computer.

Not only is this an excellent idea, I feel that the suggestion is a highly effective honeypot 🍯
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I hereby petition the tech community to replace all instances of “master/slave” with “queen/drone” effective immediately twitter.com/thelaurakremer/sta
twitter.com/ethanhein/status/1

@thomasfuchs I've yet to see anything I like better than the Sharp X1 (a Z80 system from Japan). Beautiful red case, builtin tape deck, matching keyboard and CRT.

BlacKkKlansman was the first film I've seen in cinema received with a round of applause at the end-credits. A well-crafted and powerful film - I highly recommend it!

@christianbundy I got working and I really like it! The high-res images are a real treat 👌 Not sure it's for me though... I feel that the kind of bite-sized interactions I'd want to have with internet strangers are better mediated over mastodon, although perhaps it's just a case of finding the right people to share that richer content with 🤔

People often wonder why printers are so cantankerous but frankly any device that embeds pigmented runes in the remains of long-dead trees is going to be stricken by an ancient faerie curse from the start

It's a bot which I know some people hate, but otherwise I love @accessibleColors, which randomly selects colors with sufficient contrast to meet #accessibility standards.

Did you know color combinations can be measured and result in a number that has to be over a certain threshold to be accessible? I think that's pretty cool.

In an internet of light grey text on white backgrounds, it's nice to see how many, many better options are available. :)

tired: I googled it
wired: I DuckDuckWent for it

Small thoughts.

Federation of anything is a socio-political governance challenge. Look at Europe.

In any dispute there will be other realities you haven’t thought of, hopes that you have overlooked.

How this is discussed, how people listen to each other, how creative solutions are sought out, defines the capacity of humans to create real change.

The alternative is that innovation is just us moving the world’s problems from one platform to another.

I've just completed the "applied accessibility" module on freeCodeCamp. Amazing stuff! Chuffed that this is suitably prominent in a web-design curriculum.
learn.freecodecamp.org/respons

I followed it up with some cursory reading. Here's a choice find: 24ways.org/2016/what-the-heck-

This is how NASA writes software:
fastcompany.com/28121/they-wri

I want the software driving cars around my family to be held to the a similar standard of quality. In the context of self-driving cars, "Move fast and break things" means "Half-arse it and kill people."

Humans in the USA manage 1.16 fatalities per 100,000,000 miles travelled. Uber's software couldn't even get to 3 million miles before it killed someone.

We do this properly, or not at all.

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