Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”
But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?
Still, it’s time y’all got this.
Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.
What's going on in the UK w the drivers and fuel thing
The government are claiming there's no shortage of fuel, while relaxing competition laws to allow collusion over stocks, bringing the army in to do deliveries to meet demand caused by panic buying they helped to create, and offering 10k 3 month visas to drivers across the EU to bail us out of a catastrophe of our own making.
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Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
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Here is my article about what just happened: https://www.davidrevoy.com/article864/dream-cats-nfts-don-t-buy-them
New Stansiław Lem story just dropped. https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/the-truth-by-stanislaw-lem/
I’m in the mood to read non-stallman free software centric philosophy. does anyone have any recommendations? I just read through http://viznut.fi/texts-en/permacomputing_update_2021.html but it left me sort of wanting more.
I think there’s a coherent philosophy that spans leftism, federation, free software, “smolcomputing” and morality just waiting to be born.
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Incredible discovery: the Unicode consortium report on emoji has an official ZWJ sequence example showing how you could implement cat fur colour patterns. Please tell me there are OSs that support this. http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/#Emoji_Implementation_Notes
@yaxu that’s a very different reading of Papert, especially Mindstorms.
My understanding of his perspective, at least at that time is more like:
- Computer culture, from programming/engineering, is broken (gatekeeping, very hard to learn, and anchored to specific notions of productivity). It also places the computer in society as a specific type of machine, losing sight of its more generalized potential.
- We need a new concept of computer culture, and not just one, but many computer cultures. It should be based on humanist principles and make it easy for build to conceptualize their own transitional objects—things that make the computer a companion for people’s thinking and creativity rather than strictly a tool.
- LOGO/Turtle was his attempt at something like that, specifically in the context of education since until then computers were very hard to teach, and teachers were not equipped or trained to teach them.
- He specifically says that this is just one example of another way to think about computers, culture, and human-computer relationships. It is not, and should not, be the only one.
I really like this perspective and find that it moves away from programming specific goals, and more towards how to imagine computers differently in society.
I bet these look like the scribble of a madman to anyone else
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