Interop and the Public Interest Internet: To fight network effects, reduce switching costs.
#5yrsago Trump makes it easy to forget what a dumpster fire all the other GOP nomination hopefuls were www.lrb.co.uk/v38/n15/eliot-weinberger/they-could-have-picked
#1yrago A new contract for land https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/16/text-adventures-resurgent/#location-location-location
#1yrago What's in Blueleaks https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/16/text-adventures-resurgent/#blueleaks
#1yrago EU court kills data-sharing deal with USA https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/16/text-adventures-resurgent/#nein
#1yrago AI Dungeon with GPT-3 https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/16/text-adventures-resurgent/#aidungeon
July 16th's threads: Facebook's alternative facts; and more!
My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:
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* Privacy Without Monopoly, Defcon 29, Aug 7
* Reset the Internet? (Project Syndicate)
* Trustbusting (Nicole Sandler)
* Launch for Neil Sharpson's When the Sparrow Falls (Mysterious Galaxy):
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
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