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The Internet With A Human Face - Beyond Tellerrand 2014 Conference Talk
Marc [Thiele] emailed me a few weeks ago to ask if I thought my talk would be appropriate to close the conference.

"Marc," I told him, "my talk is perfect for closing the conference! The first half is this incredibly dark rant about how the Internet is alienating and inhuman, how it's turning us all into lonely monsters.”

“But in the second half, I'll turn it around and present my vision of an alternative future. I'll get the audience fired up like a proper American motivational speaker. After the big finish, we'll burst out of the conference hall into the streets of Düsseldorf, hoist the black flag, and change the world.”

Marc said that sounded fine.

As I was preparing this talk, however, I found it getting longer and longer. In the interests of time, I'm afraid I'm only going to be able to present the first half of it today.

This leaves me with a problem of tone.
community  internet  privacy  surveillance 
may 2014 by grahams
David Simon: 'There are now two Americas. My country is a horror show'
The creator of The Wire, David Simon, delivered an impromptu speech about the divide between rich and poor in America at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas in Sydney, and how capitalism has lost sight of its social compact.
community  economics  economy  davidsimon  america  usa  class 
december 2013 by grahams
Apache considered harmful
This is a hard article to write. The way I think about technology, open source, and community has been shaped by Apache and while I appreciate all they have done I no longer believe they embody the values they claim.
apache  git  github  opensource  programming  community 
december 2011 by grahams
Bacon St - Watertown Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee
The Town Council and DPW are working on a phased plan to develop the area between Bacon St. and Main St. into a [parking lot and ped/bike path].
home  watertown  bikes  walking  paths  community 
may 2008 by grahams

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