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Winston Smith has been just transferred to Wikipedia

Winston Smith’s greatest pleasure in life was in his work. Most of it was tedious, but included in it there were also delicate pieces of forgery…

Julia exists, and works at Amazon

“Julia was twenty-six years old, and worked on the novel-writing machines in the Fiction Department…”.

Every year fewer and fewer words...

Every year fewer and fewer words, and the range of consciousness always a little smaller. So said Mark Zuckerberg, and so far almost nobody seems to have noticed his source.

THIS is all you need to know about Cambridge Analytica

In my humble opinion, THE one thing you should know about the Cambridge Analytica scandal is that…

On the real impact of fake news, echo chambers and filter bubbles

Fake news, echo chambers, filter bubbles: how much do they REALLY create or influence people’s opinions on politics, or anything else?

The cost of five MORE years without perclouds

The percloud (“permanent/personal cloud”) is the simple, integrated alternative to Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Flickr, Dropbox… that I first proposed in 2013. Yesterday, the P2P Foundation stimulated new discusssions about the percloud,