@enkiv2 << the idea of transcopyright has been perverted into game microtransactions & DRM webstores >>
I'm not so sure that that's a 'perversion' but more an inevitable, foreseeable outcome.
Like literally the first thing I thought when I heard the concept of transcopyright was 'eek, so, not just every page but every character on a page could be a billable item, that's...'
well, it's the world we now live in on mobile and gaming, except full Xanadu would be *even more so*.
nLS is hyper-professional, Xanadu is hyper-literate, and dynabook is hyper-creative / hyper-exploratory.
Engelbart's vision of computing is made for small teams of professional engineers who need to *get things done*.
Ted's vision is for academics, who need to understand intertextuality and make creative breakthroughs.
Kay's vision is for a playful creativity.
@enkiv2 The thing that struck me the most when first watching the Mother of All Demos was that it was a GUI, but they weren't trying to make it easy. They were working to augment human ability instead of working within its limitations.
Australia just made Man-In-The-Middle attacks required by law. They call it "the ghost" and every #encryption connection has to be open to the government.
Good luck with that.
I'm a hacker and wannabe writer interested in how technology is portrayed in culture and how that affects us.
Is the current popularity of dystopias really caused by a future shock? Can we promote positive futures by changing the narrative and making technology human-centered?
Two years ago I started a project to address that with stories: https://glider.ink/ . I realized I need to learn a lot about writing, and now I'm recovering from the initial burnout.
"Women in Hypertext: On Judy Malloy and Cathy Marshall’s Forward Anywhere"
The whole Nick Clegg thing reminds me of that time Apple hired the guy who ran Dixons. There’s still something about the British accent that seduces American CEOs.
Anyway, the Dixons guy fucked it all up with a drive for cost-cutting and was swiftly canned. Who got hired instead? Angela Ahrendts, former CEO of Burberry, a company that notably was not a dying shit-heap.
In conclusion, I look forward to Facebook hiring Nicola Sturgeon after her successful campaign for independence in 2020.
Wow who could have seen that coming 🙃
@enkiv2 a neural network that watches TV for you and then tries to tell you about what it watched
Sounds like a robotic grandpa
Calling it now: Hyperloop is the Glomar Explorer of the 2010s.
<<Saudi Arabia has cancelled its plan to pretend it's planning on building a hyperloop, in a major blow to Richard Branson's company that pretends to build hyperloops >>>
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