"All the same, this must be the oldest bug in computing. I marveled that, for ten minutes or so, unknowingly, I had wrestled with this first ever bug." https://twobithistory.org/2018/08/18/ada-lovelace-note-g.html
Love that tiny disk drive!
Interesting to see people encountering the benefits and downsides of Mastodon in real time. Federation is a huuuuuge advance over resting control with a single billionaire Jack or Zuck - but comes with usability and privacy tradeoffs. Some of these issues are discussed in this recent EFF post about data portability and social media: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/07/facing-facebook-data-portability-and-interoperability-are-anti-monopoly-medicine
Urge to implement an ActivityPub server in Swift rising... https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/how-to-implement-a-basic-activitypub-server/
Politics 4chan Magick
Future historians are going to have their work cut out for them understanding how 4chan spawned a religion. https://medium.com/tryangle-magazine/meme-magic-is-real-you-guys-16a497fc45b3
(Except this time the server is also open source and community-driven)
Elements of Technology Criticism, by Mike Pepi https://www.mikepepi.com/blog/elements-of-technology-criticism
From “Eve’s Hollywood” by Eve Babitz
Just finished “The Big Picture: The Fight for the Future of Movies” by Ben Fritz. Highly recommended for a look at how Hollywood filmmaking is adapting to the Golden Age of TV, streaming, the rise of cinematic universes, the decline of star power, the increasing importance of China, and a bunch of other factors. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2405614733
I am here for it!
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