as it could be



adding page this day.. so the it particularly pertaining to tech..

Cory Doctorow‘s review of Tim O’Reilly‘s wtf (which made my frustrating book list.. hoping this read will help)

Thanks, @doctorow, for the forgotten memory of that P2P working group meeting, and for the best review of my book that I’ve read yet. It’s wonderful to read a review that is not a rehash of the content, but a vaulting forward of the argument!

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A book that tells us how to keep the technology baby and throw out the Big Tech bathwater

can love the sin hate the sinner


thurman interconnectedness law

WTF? is a book about technology as it was, as it is, and *as it could be. It is told from the perspective of someone who has been personally present at the most important moments in the fast-paced history of tech, and who played a significant role in those moments. It’s a rare and important piece of criticism that inspires even as it dissects.

*this is what i found most frustrating about the book.. i think we’re missing what it could be.. big time.. and perhaps.. precisely because we’ve still got that hierarchical format for listening.. ie: you can’t hear me..  [mboya/rogers can you hear me law et al]

so this (the adding to via a new page):

1\ there’s no way we (a person) can listen to all the voices

2\ trying to (listen to all the voices) is one of our biggest.. shiny ness .. problems.. our focus should be to listen to our own heart/voice.. otherwise we’re spinning our wheels listening to not-us voices.. (reason for 2 convo infra)

3\ even if you could listen.. ie: hear me now.. the infra/system is set up that first i need to be speaking your language.. which takes up my day.. so that by the time i get to your language.. i’m never speaking that original voice/message anyway.. (reason for idio-jargon‘d self-talk infra)

4\ even if you could listen.. ie: hear me now.. our intoxicated default is to judge/hate/whatever.. rather than just take in the input and try to connect it.. (reason for simple mech infra)

and so.. we need a tech to listen to all the voices .. unconditionally.. w/o judgment.. and facil that

and it matters (ginorm small) that all the voices are coming from alive people.. so.. the mech/infra has to also wake/detox us up

perhaps this is tech as it could be.. which begs we leap by facil ing 2 convos

ie: hlb via 2 convos that io dance.. as the day..[aka: not part\ial.. for (blank)’s sake…]..  a nother way

everyone in sync law