or Wordpress.com. Or Blogger. Or… OK, you get my drift. There are several important reasons why I almost never do that, have no intention to do otherwise, and invite everybody else to do the same.
It’s time for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to become irrelevant, instead. Even if they are cooperatives
- There is a post on the P2P blog about the (digital) Fabrication Divide which, on one point, is not entirely correct.I am talking of this specific sentence: “The key question that hasn’t been asked is how will humanity manage personal fabrication on a mass scale” That key question has been asked, by me and all the other members of the EU-funded DiDIY (Digital DIY) Project, ran from 2015 to 2017.
Casual browsing (more on this below) just brought me to the website of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSN). As many other organizations of all kinds, in the USA and elsewhere, they are, as clearly stated in their official Application for Employment:
an equal opportunity employer. All applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, disability or marital status.
- (This is my summary of a story told me by Lucia Mazzoni. Paragraphs in bold and beginning with my name are my own comments, added later. The second part is here) In February 2012, I spent 15 days in Sierra Leone, to meet the people helped by a project launched 10 years ago. After the Civil War the people in greatest trouble were those who had suffered amputations: the project helps a group of amputeed (hands, arms, feet, legs …) hosted at the end of conflict in 2001, in a refugee camp in Aberdeen, a village near the capital Freetown (I also blogged about my trip here (italian).
- (this is a reformatted version of a proposal I submitted to the Gdansk Agenda website in September 2011) According to a survey published in December 2011 from the EU statistical agency, more than 100 million EU citizens have never surfed the Web. That’s why one of the goal of the Gdansk Agenda is digital inclusion. When I put that survey side by side with the crisis Europe is going through, it seems evident to me that both simple ECDL-style teaching on how to use computers and the Internet and bringing broadband everywhere are absolutely unsufficient to achieve digital inclusion.