Notes From An Emergency

And please regulate, regulate, regulate this industry, while you can.

Maciej Cegłowski

Nicola D’Agostino linked to me to the text version of Maciej Ceglowski talk given on May 10, 2017, at the re:publica conference in Berlin.

Worth every second the time you’ll need to read this … especially if, like me, you live in Europe, and then share it everywhere you can!

suggested reads for December 5, 2021

There Is No Digital World

it is too easy to remain in ignorance or denial of that due to how the digital world works and looks. Language also plays a role here, as we’ve often chosen metaphors which accentuate the non-physical aspects of digital information and downplay their draw upon tangible resources.

“The Cloud,” for example, describes a place in which digital information is stored as if it is a vapor — a light, airy, and ephemeral thing — rather than an enormous collection of fuel-dependent machines that alter our cloud-strewn atmosphere as much as all the oil-burning jet engines that traverse it.

Christopher Butler

suggested reads for November 7, 2021

suggested reads for October 31, 2021