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The Decade the Internet Lost Its Joy
on a systemic level, it’s impossible to ignore the immense effect of capitalistic forces on how we experience the internet today. The pockets of fun will continue to erode until we are all flattened into a single pancake of behavioral data. To rediscover joy on the internet will mean reforming it entirely. When Deadspin was shuttered by its private equity-instilled bosses earlier this year, I blogged that instead of looking backward, we needed to imagine something entirely different. The same goes for the internet as a whole — we need a digital world that is built to take care of us instead of profit from us.
culture  internet  future  capitalism  web  nostalgia  joy  fun  silicon-valley 
6 weeks ago by jm
The Rise and Fall of the Hobbyist Game Programmer
great article on the 80's one-man shareware game hobbyists (via Walter)
1980s  games  history  programming  nostalgia  geek  gaming  hobbies  coding  6502  c=64  from delicious
november 2009 by jm

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