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.
@wilw Very nice!
@staticsafe Agreed. My guess is that they’ll wait a bit though. They got burned by the app.net community so I wouldn’t be surprised if they are leery about it.
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!
software, being salty Show more
software would be a lot better if programmers weren't all either ferengi or disgruntled hermits
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.
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