ESR took a cool counterculture and got his shitty right-wing UNIX ideology all over it—he's not just a bad person, he's a exceptionally bad historian and you shouldn't take his word for anything, the jargon file that he "curates" reflects nothing like an actual 70s/80s programming culture.
here's a pre-ESR jargon file for reference: https://www.dourish.com/goodies/jargon.html
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i remember my mp3 player, one of those clickwheel ipods, and it was just a hard drive with a headphone jack. you could boot and partition the hard drive or add music by just loading files -- things that today would be considered wicked hacks on proprietary systems were a matter of drag-and-drop in 2003.
I actually built a little toy service (that I will also eventually open source) which converts any RSS feed to an ActivityPub actor that you can subscribe to in Mastodon (or any other AP-compatible client).
Play with it if you like! It is SUPER rough and most feeds end up horribly rendered in Mastodon but it's still kinda cool to see it work: https://bots.tinysubversions.com/convert/
"Media Manipulation, Strategic Amplification, and Responsible Journalism" by danah boyd https://points.datasociety.net/media-manipulation-strategic-amplification-and-responsible-journalism-95f4d611f462
This a long but very worthwhile read on how journalists can unintentionally amplify extremist voices and play right into manipulators' hands. It also offers solutions on how to avoid it.
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