Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

Fol­low­ing the announce­ment of the death of John Per­ry Bar­low, I’ve been re-read­­ing some of his writ­ing, par­tic­u­lar­ly the Dec­la­ra­tion of the inde­pen­dence of cyber­space, A doc­u­ment that could be said to be the found­ing of inter­net cul­ture, even if a bit naive in how the tech­nol­o­gy would be used. You claim there are prob­lems …

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Mastodon London meet up on Thursday

For those who are using, or inter­est­ed in the decen­tralised social net­work Mastodon, the first Lon­don meet is com­ing up. Host­ed at Lon­don Hack­space, from 7pm. Should be an inter­est­ing crowd, and there will be pre­sen­ta­tions from a cou­ple of instances (UK host­ed I assume). I’m hop­ing to make it along, though I’ve been flu …

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