We all praise the internet for the liberty it brings but it’s become the essence of what’s wrong. We praise the technology almost like a saviour but it’s the thing that keeps us in check. We show the examples of the good things we’ve achieved with technology, with the internet, with leaking, with sharing. But it does not hold it’s merits. There’s no long-term effect.
BitTorrent Inc have been developing a whole heap of interesting software on the bittorrent protocol over recent months. The latest announcement is a the plan to use the same technology in a browser. With any luck it will help overcome some of the major issues facing the modern Internet (privacy, censorship, domain seizures and ISP blocking).
To make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.
One person of every age from one to one hundred, in ascending order.
An excellent series with rather special credits. The detailed ‘Making of’ article is worth a read too.
The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.
In the year 1930, John Maynard Keynes predicted that, by century’s end, technology would have advanced sufficiently that countries like Great Britain or the United States would have achieved a 15-hour work week. There’s every reason to believe he was right.
Hugely inspiring project with a lovely video to boot. Google announce balloon-powered Internet for everyone.
I don’t want to be linked in, tuned in, ‘liked’, incorporated, listed or programmed. I don’t want to be a brand, a representative, an ambassador, a bestseller or a chart-topper. I don’t want to be a human resource or part of your human capital.
There are two ways to be rich: one is by acquiring much, and the other is by desiring little.