in the alternate socialist present, i am herding goats with a cane and melody while replacing batteries in the mesh routers the ‘ware guild has hung from trees. later i dine at the village commissary and watch a movie projected on the side of a barn.

a courier arrives from the next village on horseback with books, zines, letters, art prints, and a hard drive full of music and movies. we offload the drive while the courier joins us for lunch, sharing news — harvests, births, deaths, the goings-on of various governance councils — while we load a drive with our own new media. the courier leaves as full as they came, and well-fed besides.

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do you understand? it was never technology that made humane relations possible. it was you and i, and our commitment to each other.

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@requiem hey do you know if they have anything like a printout or zine about how to do low-tech things, offhand?

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@emsenn I believe they have a hard copy, or instructions on how to print one, but I’d have to dig around a bit.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.