Hi, I’m Robin. I said something like this on one of my earlier, now mothballed accounts, but the community here on #mastodon reminds me of being back on the bird site back in ‘08.
It may take a little more work to really get into it, but being on here feels fresh and worthwhile. Nice to meet you all.
I should be working but I find myself browsing other instance timelines and even, dare I say it, the #fediverse timeline.
Nope. Terrible idea. Back to work it is then.
As I work I’m listening to the musical scores of Lalo Schifrin (Dirty Harry, Bullit, etc.).
Just incredible works of art. I think this will mean more #films to add to the watch/re-watch list.
We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.
The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.
The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.
In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.
Surveillance capitalism is the same as climate change, but for data:
- Some people have been warning about its consequences for years
- Most people don't care because they don't feel concerned, they can't see it affecting them
- A few companies are making a lot of damage with the help of governments
- When we will face the consequences it will be too late
- We can still do something about it, and the sooner the better
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