November 20, 2022 MDG

Cold Sunday in November 2022

Random notes and links

…and why I have been thinking a wiki or a Digital Garden might be useful

Paul Graham “A person I have known for more than ten years, who I consider trustworthy, is convinced the cryptocurrency economy will shortly experience a systemic risk. I don’t know anything concrete, but if I were exposed, I would be concerned.” OTH Bill Ackerman believes “that crypto can enable the formation of useful businesses and technologies that heretofore could not be created. The ability to issue a token to incentivize participants in a venture is a powerful lever in accessing a global workforce to advance a project”

FT’s Jo Ellison —Abba, The Crown and deep-fake entertainment “But while many are now exploring the limits of what can be done to bend an audience’s perception, there is also a growing contingent who still crave the corporeal and real.”

Surveillance Too Cheap to Meter. We should tax surveillance data it is free now.

Mesh tool?

When we went digital, a disturbing aspect for creators of art was the loss of agency over when their work is released. e.g…leaked by others when it may or may not be finished The marketplaces that allow for these windows are no friends of art. They are exploitative and do not respect the creative process. Hilma af Klint’s family criticises the NFT sale of the artist’s sacred paintings. The Swedish artist’s family say the digital drop contradicts the artist’s will and goes against her artistic intentions


This quote from Alcuin c.735–804 English scholar and theologian seems right for today in light of Space Karen‘s destruction of Twitter… ec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit. letter 164 in Works (1863) vol. 1 “And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness”


The EFF series on Mastodon and the fediverse.

Algospeak NYT- How TikTok Is Changing Language