For others, you might now be running in your head to a well worn path of justified resistance, phoning up the ol’ gang, circling the hippocampian wagons of amygdalian resistance. Hold on a sec, pilgrim.
First, it doesn’t feel like we are asking you to abandon some glorious place of communications nirvana. At this point in your life, Outlook may be familiar, which we can often confuse with productive or well designed. Certainly, we can admire the application for its survival, an anachronism of the now defunct 90s PC era, a pre-web program written at a time when NT Server terrorized the data center landscape with the confidence of a T-Rex born to yuppie dinosaur parents who fully bought into the illusion of their son’s utter uniqueness because the big-mouthed, tiny-armed monster infant could mimic the gestures of The Itsy-Bitsy Pterodactyl.
Yahoo’s Jeff Bonforte in einem Memo ob der eher langsamen internen Adaption von Yahoo Mail via Allthingsd
wow, sogar Seth Godin sagt, dass Google endgültig über den Hai gesprungen ist:
These places don’t run out of creativity. You don’t jump the shark because you’re empty, you do it because there’s pressure to be greedy.
How does this happen? Public companies almost inevitably seek to grow profits faster than expected, which means beyond the organic growth that comes from doing what made them great in the first place. In order to gain that profit, it’s typical to hire people and reward them for measuring and increasing profits, even at the expense of what the company originally set out to do.
Every company at a certain stage ends up with two sorts of employees… some that work hard to improve the experience and value for the original customers, and some that tear down that experience and value in order to please shareholders in the short run.
I’m not sure he’s thought this through, though. I would be more worried that someone would kill me in order to get the documents released than I would be that someone would kill me to prevent the documents from being released. Any real-world situation involves multiple adversaries, and it’s important to keep all of them in mind when designing a security system.
Meistens, wenn ich eine Frage gestellt bekomme (selbst wenn sie mich berührt), wird mir klar, dass ich absolut nichts zu sagen habe.
- Deleuze, Dialoge, S. 9.
It’s like proprioception, your body’s ability to know where your limbs are. That subliminal sense of orientation is crucial for coordination: It keeps you from accidentally bumping into objects, and it makes possible amazing feats of balance and dexterity.
Twitter and other constant-contact media create social proprioception. They give a group of people a sense of itself, making possible weird, fascinating feats of coordination.
^ oh mann, auch schon wieder 7 jahre her, dass wired in How Twitter Creates a Social Sixth Sense mit social proprioception / sozialem 6ten sinn eine der punktgenauesten beschreibungen von twitter abgeliefert hat.
(was retrospektiv betrachtend interessanterweise derzeit gerade sichtbar wird, ist eine art diskursive propriozeption, also eine spürbare eigenempfindung des diskurses selbst, wie also die aussagen und das aussagbare etc. selbst nur funktive innerhalb von ich sag einmal genealogischen serien a la foucault sind, nur dass alles extrem beschleunigt und also mit entsprechenden zentrifugalkräften, wackelnden reifen usw. abläuft)
today’s leaders are failing on a grand, epic, global, historic scale — at precisely a time when leadership is sorely needed most. They’re failing me, everyone under the age of 35, and everyone worth less than about $50 million. I can excuse leaders who are boring, mean, stingy, greedy, uninteresting, self-obsessed, vacuous, and generally lame. I can even excuse lying, cheating, and stealing. But I can’t excuse the fact that they’ve failed.
Umair Haque endlich mal wieder mit einem Grundsatzrant: The Great Dereliction
the web lets us see what the other weird folks are doing, pushing us to get weirder still.
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The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him.
^ straight outta buzzton: Tolstoi via John Naughton
The Kodak/Instagram comparison comes up over and over again, and it’s moronic. It makes no sense.
The fact that Instagram only employed a few people and Kodak employed a lot says nothing about the impact of technology on modern society or the economic status of the middle class. Even if we take the ridiculous leap and pretend that the two companies are somehow equivalents (and they’re not even close), you could just as easily point out that Instagram created a lot more value for people than Kodak did. First off, it didn’t involve toxic chemicals that create massive amounts of waste and pollution. Second, because people don’t have to buy expensive rolls of film to take pictures any more, they get to save money and put it to better use. Third, because we no longer have to worry about the expense of each photo, people are free to take many more photos and capture more memories and generally enjoy photography more. Fourth, because instagram makes the sharing of photos much easier, it enables much greater communication among family and friends, building stronger community bonds. I mean, you could go on and on and on.
Information is in a hurry to flow, and if someone comes up with a better, more direct, faster and cheaper way for information to get from one place to another, they will eliminate your reason for being.
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Finally, and most importantly, the focus needs to remain on promoting the progress of science and the useful arts. It’s not about “protecting” any industry or any class. It’s about what most helps to promote overall progress. Each proposal should be judged on that standard.
Mike Masnick mit einem Framework For Copyright Reform
In so einer historischen Situation ist es mitunter gut, sich heftig herauszuzoomen, förmlich vom Detailschlamassel zu dissoziieren um aus gehörigem Abstand mit genügend Popcorn und Neugier versorgt aus Bekanntem, Unbekanntem und 3 Schnurrhaaren ein unaufgeregtes, aber aufregendes Bild von allem zu machen.
We are waking up inside a world that is waking up to find us waking up inside of it.
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heute vor 7 Jahren
Alle mir bekannten Web 2.0 Anwendungen, Blogs oder sonstigen Internetschrebergärten versuchen nicht das Aufmerksamkeitsproblem zu lösen, sondern für sich zu entscheiden. Was ein riesiger Unterschied ist und die weitere Entwicklung des Gebrauchswertes des Netzes sehr behindert.