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Exactly zero things are going to get better if we don't take care of ourselves and the people around us. Get punk about this. Get radical. Use every dollar and ounce of good you have to make it so we can have a fighting chance.
People around the world are in danger, but some of those people are your neighbors.
We can't do everything but we can do something. Stay informed but to not mistake awareness for action. Actually do something for those around you.
Smart Citizens not Smart Cities
On Tuesday, I’m presenting a keynote at the Eurocities Knowledge Society Meeting in Ghent on our work with The City of Ghent in Belgium that aims to empower the citizens of Ghent with free and open, federated, and interoperable technology that they own and control.
Whenever you hear the “smart” prefix, ask “who is getting smarter about whom?”
Our work with The City of Ghent aims to enable citizens to become smarter about themselves.
what happened to CWing politics on mastodon?
@lauraritchie Here's what I got so far (I blame you btw).
Mackenzie (1996) explains his approach to survival while working at Hallmark Cards. He argues that every company has a culture supported by complex, interconnected policies and procedures, a hairball, and that you can affect the most change where you are able to stay connected to, but not entangled in it.
A year into a doctoral program, I have come to believe that research methodology represents a similarly complex, interwoven mess.
I have put it off and put if off so today is the day I write a 5000 word paper on participatory action research. I wish I could remember why I started doing a doctoral degree. The only reason I can think to do it right now is "because it will feel good when I stop."
the great american tradition of doing the right thing, but only after trying everything else first and being pushed into it
@Algot @Algot @lauraritchie Wow! It reminded me of my two oldest kids, both of whom were slow to pick up reading and writing. For the letter a, I explicitly taught them that the two forms were the same letter and for a while my daughter took to writing “typewriter a’s“. But I don’t remember the letter g ever coming up as an issue...
The problem is that if you ask anyone if they want rocket boosters, they will ALWAYS say yes.
It's only when they get their rocket boosters that second thoughts start to set in.
My internet service is down and I suddenly realized that I cope better when the power goes out than when only the internet is down. Maybe I should run around the house & turn out all the lights and find some candles...