Ruha Benjamin presented this 1957 robot future by SuperGirl creator Otto Binder today. Prescient and horrifying at the same time and brings to mind Graeber's take on flying cars.
Every developer should ask themselves what they will do when their software is used to further hatred and human suffering.
Small world. Bumped into @micropixie today in the Mission. A reminder to support your local artists and musicians. Also do check out "Dark Sight of the Moon" which is vg
TODO(lindner): attend tech debt conference
"What hath we wrought?"
Fowler's latest is good reading. Breaks down the either/or choice of speed vs quality. (Hint quality wins; because cruft)
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Goodbye Google+, thanks for trailblazing tech, good times and connections made.
Please donate to @internetarchive to support the upkeep of the (finally real) Google+ Ghost Town.
""What we found was that the majority of news outlets had not given any thought to even basic strategies for preserving their digital content, and not one was properly saving a holistic record of what it produces.""
Happy to see Uranium Club show up on @resonatecoop this morning.
Always nice to see good stuff come out of Minneapolis.
In June 1995 I presented "Using Gopher with the World-Wide-Web" at GopherCon 95.
""Together the strengths of Gopher and WWW create a better, more integrated information system.""
@resonatecoop Google and other companies restrict their employees from contributing to AGPL code.
I suggest giving some thought to negative/positive liberty., covered in "Decoding Liberation: the promise of free/open source sw"
Is Utopia a Hospital?
Fred Turner --
A hospital is a place where people get together, work very hard over very long periods of time in defined roles, checking and rechecking each other’s work, and they work toward a benevolent goal of saving lives.
One solution; treat open source like a VC.
Companies take a "FOSS/FLOSS" round -- in exchange for using community property firms would put ~7% of equity in escrow, that would be used exclusively to fund these efforts.
Authors: would you recommend Medium membership for someone that wants to support good writing? Any alternatives? As always concerned that Medium took $132m in venture funding that will have to be paid...
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