For one brief shining moment in the 1980s-1990s, it seemed like we the people would own and control our own computing infrastructure.

That we wouldn't ever after need permission from opaque central authorities to process data, send messages, create devices, teach machines ideas. No corporations or governments could put themselves between us and the data bits in our machines. We would be free to think.

That moment is rapidly slipping into a history that feels ridiculously over-optimistic.


@natecull every once in a while, in the right place and time, you can see her memory.

The colors of her face always mystery.

In the moonlit night,
I see the visions of the past.
And I know my strongest fight,
For her will be my last.

We are far past the time for disobedience.

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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.