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Month: 2018-01

2018-01-01

itsmisscs 04:11:25
Amazing read https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/09/saving-the-world-from-code/540393/

The Atlantic

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.

katenicholson 10:13:29
It sure was long— but very informative. Thanks. Resonated/ made me feel excited more than a few times.

2018-01-03

fiorella 16:03:12
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itsmisscs 22:45:01
http://rhizome.org/editorial/2017/dec/28/the-year-in-the-internet-2017-1/ (a fun read, less about participation and more about culture)

Rhizome

The Year in the Internet 2017, Part 1

Because those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

2018-01-05

itsmisscs 07:29:51
> In each case, the code and data were always designed to outlive the company.

2018-01-20

itsmisscs 01:46:37
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/ been thinking about this article in the context of participation and holopolis

The Atlantic

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.

2018-01-24

katenicholson 01:23:29
In business news...
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/23/business/dealbook/tesla-elon-musk-pay.html

“But Mr. Musk’s compensation plan is no illusion: He gets paid only if the company succeeds over the long term with significant gains in market cap. And it’s impossible for him to manipulate the system by trying to prop up the stock price for a temporary period. Under the terms of the arrangement, even once his shares vest, he has to hold them an additional five years before he is allowed to sell them.

The way the arrangement is structured, each milestone is a blunt instrument: He either reaches it or gets nothing.”

The New York Times

Tesla’s Pay Deal to Keep Elon Musk: All or Nothing

Mr. Musk agreed to stay as chief executive for 10 years, with compensation tied to $50 billion leaps in Tesla’s valuation. Otherwise, he makes zero.

2018-01-26

itsmisscs 02:11:47
https://technical.ly/brooklyn/2018/01/23/civil-sludge-government-fraud/ #talktonyc cc @darshana

Technical.ly Brooklyn

Brooklyn's newest newsroom wants to uncover government fraud (and be funded on the blockchain) - Technical.ly Brooklyn

Sludge will be led by civic technologist David Moore and journalist Donald Shaw.

2018-01-31

katenicholson 14:32:04
https://sentinel.tw/conflict-tw-strait-not-rivals/

Taiwan Sentinel

Conflict in the Taiwan Strait: What it Is, and What it Isn’t

International media need to find a better term than ‘rivals’ to describe a situation in which a small democracy is fighting for its survival against the encroachment of a gigantic authoritarian state.   It doesn’t just regularly