Went to my first Dorkbot this evening!
'Dorkbot is a group of affiliated organizations worldwide that sponsor grassroots meetings of artists, engineers, designers, scientists, inventors, and anyone else working under the very broad umbrella of electronic art. The dorkbot motto is "people doing strange things with electricity".
#RightToRepair makes it easier for people to fix their broken devices, rather than having to throw them away and buy new ones. In Minnesota, H.F. 1138 would establish the right to repair as a matter of law. Minnesotans: Tell your lawmakers to support it! https://action.eff.org/o/9042/p/dia/action4/common/public/?action_KEY=10920
Listening to #librelounge again - the episode on funding free software development.
Only a little way through touching on rivalrous and non-rivalrous goods, marginal costs, commons, so-called tragedy, free rider problem - good discussion!
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@bob I would quite like that. I occasionally use simple markdown syntax in my posts. Also the nice thing is, most plain markdown syntax looks reasonable when not rendered. Would probably be happy with just bold, italic, quote, code, and keeping autolinking URLs as it currently is.
Reading about Chile in 1970, the book makes a few references to the comparative lack of computing technology in Chile at the time (50 computers) compared to other nations.
What's a modern-day analagous technology that access to is regarded as giving a country some kind of advantage over others? (Not including overtly militaristic stuff like missiles etc.)
@mike_hales Interested to hear how you get on Mike - what's your channel on Hubzilla Start? #Hubzilla / #Zap are really impressive pieces of software that I haven't had the reason to use personally yet. I prefer them to Mastodon but social.coop community is here for now. If I wasn't running my own website in an Indieweb way I would probably use Zap.
@jalcine 18.10 to 18.10?
Ooo, Magit Forge is niiice.
Let's me work with issues in a Github/Gitlab repo straight from Magit in Emacs.
@LeoSammallahti These facts are great. But any chance you can include the text from the image either in the image caption or in a reply? It will make them more accessible.
@douginamug Ha, nice! I'm reading Eden Medina's book over the Easter break: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/cybernetic-revolutionaries
Thanks for the podcast link - that'll be a great complement to the book.
'For this reason, commons are not merely social spaces in which work and life might unfold in richer, more autonomous and sustainable ways beyond the scope of capital; the commons are also sites in which critique and resistance have the potential to develop'.
(Gotta chuckle though that the paper looks to be written in Microsoft Word...)
At first blush there feels like some overlap between the Viable System Model and Elinor Ostrom's Institutional Analysis and Development framework.
In that they both approach structures from a multi-level conceptual map, with units acting autonomously at each level but communicating between them. The polycentrism thing.
Would be interesting to compare and contrast them.
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