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The web wasn't lost by people posting baby pictures to Facebook. The web was lost when Google leveraged market dominance to enact a complete abrogation of web standards -- since the HTML 'standard' is now a 'Living Document,' the standard is "do whatever Chrome does," which is an unattainable goal.

There are four voting members of WHATWG. Two of them use Google's web rendering engine. A third is entirely financially dependent on Google. The other one is Apple. Who speaks for you? Nobody.

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My ‘Blade Runner’ neon sign arrived today (“origin” in Kanji, supposedly).

It may not look it, but the sign is so bright it woke my neighbor and lit the yard enough to read outdoors tonight — and my office isn’t even on that side of the house.

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maybe it's time to dust off the 1996 Power Macintosh that sits on my shelf...

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"I will not use Firefox anymore, I will use that other browser that focuses on bitcoin and ads."

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I like seeing all the #plan9 screenshots in the local timeline suddenly. There’s something soothing about the crisp lines and shading of the UI, like a Max/MSP patch before they switched to JUCE.

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Former sci-fi:

[X] Moon travel
[X] Replicants
[X] Network 23
[X] Neuromancer VR
[X] Skynet
[ ] Soylent Green

Totally unrelated corporations:

[X] NASA
[X] Boston Dynamics
[X] Rupert Murdoch
[X] Oculus VR
[X] Google
[ ] Amazon

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