A lot can be said about moxie's web3 post.

I'd like to consider just one sentence here.

"People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."

First part is true. But why?

Even my grandma can install android apps. Apps have become so easy because big tech pushed for it to be. Big tech never developed the concept of set-top box-like homeservers, not in their interest. If pushed like apps, homeservers would be easy too!

People don't want to? They never were given a proper chance to!

@yarmo Never given a chance is true. But this doesnt change the fact that (now - at this time) they dont want to.

Managing traffic to get to your server, setting up your security and organizing your incoming / outgoing, setting up OS and applications, maintaining, updating, resolving dependencies, ensuring proper uptime, paying the bills for hardware, power and services, etc. etc...

Why would anyone want to when they could just push a button on their phone?

@Ged @yarmo

An infuriating points in M's take:

There is either *the user*, alone, individual, in their corner, or...

*the corporation*, benevolent like Signal Corp., making for everyone the choices of "easy" (to the detriment of anonymity/pseudonimity, decentralization, empowerment, etc. cf. mamot.fr/@jz/10040650553305833 ).

It is some hyper-capitalist bullshit myth!

"User" is not alone! they have a family, a crew, association, neighborhood, municipality.

At all these levels we can mutualize!

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@Ged @yarmo

That's a common trick of "good speakers" (ie. people using rhetorical tricks to convince you of something): cornering the audience into a binary choice.

Do you want to run your OWN server, alone by yourself? NO!

So you agree that [whatever we present as the only alternative, ie. let the corporation make "easy" and chose for you.]

We must stand against such polarizing binary crap!

Our humanity and capacity of action lie into what is diverse, not binary.. ironical for nerds! ;)

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