πŸ“š node [[2022 05 21]]
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2022-05-21

  • social.coop tech working group working session yesterday was fun, like mob ops or something. With Eduardo and Akshay. Mostly just figuring out how to get new people added to [[pass]].

  • Had a cool moment yesterday where recent readings (Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal, Red Plenty, Half-Earth Socialism and P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival) all seemed to coalesce into the same space in my head.

  • Basically [[Half-Earth Socialism]] seems to be suggesting we need some planetary level planning system for avoiding climate collapse. [[Red Plenty]] gives some food for thought on what can go badly wrong with central planning. [[P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival]] investigates technology like distributed ledgers for a kind of middle that sits in between top-down coordination and horizontal freedom of activity. [[Neither Vertical Nor Horizontal]] is all about that need for a mix of strategies in the face of climate crisis.

  • One of the hardest things for getting people away from [[legacy social media]] is simply [[network effects]] - if everyone else is on a platform, it’s hard to convince people to move away from it.

    • I find it particularly annoying when the only way to follow updates from your local council is on Twitter or Facebook. Strange to get local civic news via a global tech firm.
    • If [[anchor institutions]] / public bodies like the council, health services, police, museums, charities, etc, in a local area could be convinced to move (or at least cross post) to a local alternative, that would help convince some others to move too I’m sure.
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I find sudowrite a little intriguing. Remembering that college assignment where another team member gamely wrote draft answers for every question of the group assignment, and I followed behind replacing every one he'd written -- because first draft psychological blocks are that hard... [[shitty first drafts]], [[anne lamott]] teaches us. computer first drafts?

Finally cleared off my desk, ordered a trackpad, and... can't bring myself to buy a new desk chair, so we're working on the theory this one was just misadjusted. (The "ain't straight, can't sit straight" thing is real)

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