It's quite striking to read what people were saying about the internet in the early 90s.
Esther Dyson: "The fundamental thing (the Net does) is to overcome the advantages of economies of scale…so the big guys don't rule."
@piggo insane to me how normal this kind of battery life is among smart watches, I really can't put up with that which rules out like 95% of the available models
I wrote about how software can expand (but often forecloses) one's imagination of what's possible to create with media!
"i don't use Chrome because i have the ideological belief that there should be more than one browser engine, so i'm going to keep using Firefox until it switches to Chromium, and then i guess i'll use Chrome"
This is incredible
@nyquildotorg It's similar with Gemini, the *protocol* itself will never "go away" in the literal sense, but its popularity might eventually fade (or not!) and with it the number of Gemini sites
It's "Technology as binaries you can run" vs "Technology as the entire ecosystem of things it allows people to do"
@nyquildotorg I take it usually to mean "RSS died as a quasi-community", not that the technology itself somehow went away.
RSS only exists now for people who actively seek it out and might as well be completely gone for the rest; hence the userbase and support will only ever be shrinking as time goes on
"The conversation with Marshall McLuhan got me thinking [that] the successful philosophers were also advertisers who could sell their new models to large numbers of others, thus converting thought to action, mind to matter."
- Timothy Leary
Turned on and tuned in
🧵1997's best HCI demos...
@trwnh One of the more disappointing realizations I had was that looking back, I was most productive and creative in the periods precisely when my setup and circumstances were terrible.
I'm not entirely sure why, it's not like I upgraded to a point of excess, I solved some genuine problems and annoyances I had.
“Social media wasn’t web 2.0, it’s what killed Web 2.0!”
I enjoyed this article on what web 2.0 actually was, and I’m tickled that I only saw it because @BenCollver posted it to comp.misc.
still, tho! i am trying to figure out how to ontologically describe this something that isn't "blogging".
Please boost for reach. So, anyone that is working on FOSS projects like web apps, sites, Linux apps, desktop environments, or other user interfaces, please let me know if you want them tested for accessibility. I can do both CLI, web, and GUI testing, and app testing on Android. I'm running Debian (on a ChromeBook but that's not too important), so just give me the name of the package, or the URL of the site or app. I can also do Flatpak!
There aren't many published copies of annotated books out there, but you can get a limited edition replica of Francis Ford Coppola's prompt book The Godfather Notebook for the movie's 50th anniversary. It includes Coppola's handwritten annotations on Mario Puzo's novel.
IT generalist, dabbling A/V artist and programmer by trade.
Mostly into Human/Computer Interaction, systems and the "mind".
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