Wikipedia and Google delude many into thinking all human knowledge has been made available to our immediate access.
This is a dangerous lie.
Any scholar will tell you of the vast amount of documents and artifacts completely unavailble online, or indeed impossible to easily scan or study online.
And this silent wealth pales before the oral and analog culture which, in a McLuhanian dimension, can not be simply digitized and maintain integrity.
A hell of a Hugo acceptance speech from N.K. Jemisin in her record breaking back-to-back-to-back best novel win. Well deserved!
meta, GDPR Show more
The more I’ve reviewed the GDPR, the more convinced I am that federated social networking explicitly violates the law as written. That’s a problem with the law not with mastodon, but I feel for the first admin that gets bit by it.
ocean’s eight Show more
Ocean’s Eight was fun. Needed more tension in the third act, but we enjoyed it anyway. Also, it was clear that the cast was having a great time.
The Man Behind the Counter would like to remind you all that The Wandering Shop has a Code of Conduct, which has been, is, and will be enforced:
When asked what happens if someone doesn't want to follow the Code of Conduct, he glances meaningfully at the door.
Writer of speculative fiction, Product at Ecolane, and Minister of Intrigue. Your mom loves me. Toots my own.
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The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.