“Then Peer Production sat down and wept, because there were not other worlds for her to conquer”
For-profit corporations funding the only source of information for millions of people that they still don’t control? What could possibly go wrong?
It’s time for the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world to become irrelevant, instead. Even if they are cooperatives
The “Law of Unintended Consequences” states that “an intervention in a complex system tends to create unanticipated and often undesirable outcomes”. I wonder if some 100% legitimate aspirations and well-intentioned proposals to make the internet less “white and western” may have just such consequences.
Internet links, those that lead you to a different Web page when you click on them in your browser, are one of the most important things that make the Web useful and easy to use.
Reminder for everybody living in the attention economy: who should we really thank for command-line Wikipedia searches?
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