@bob just ready your "Is FOSS capitalist?" and I thought it was well done.

I think I can see the original author's point (or at least the point of those who they claim to represent), but I think the root cause is different, and therefore the solution they propose is inadequate.

I'm going to try and write something more cohesive about this but I wanted to thank-you for your post.

@bob This is the best I could do in the time I alloted myself :)

jjg.2soc.net/2018/06/13/foss-i

I'm sure it's full of (factual, grammatical) errors but that's not really the point. If I can find some time later I'll go-back and clean things up :)

@jjg This reminds me of the hypercard demo from the late 1980s which can be found on YouTube. I never used that system, but the ease with which programs could be made still looks futuristic even now.

@bob Hypercard has a direct relationship to this (it was Atkinson's translation of BASIC into the GUI realm).

I've considered a number of times of reviving the idea (as have others) but haven't had enough justification to complete it.

Maybe now's the time?

@jjg

if you are not already familiar with bret victor, may I humbly suggest you spend a few moments perusing his writings and projects, starting @ worrydream.com

@bob

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