I make the internet a better place for humans.
The industrial scale of todays technology causes tech to become alienated from the very users they are supposed to serve. (Never mind that we should be talking about People, not "Users").Link
"From a design point of view it is a truly unique experience that very much leans on an educational theory known as constructionism. This codified curriculum will soon be available to the entire world as an open source."
I love how this succinctly captures the values I hold dear. Delightful design based on open principles with recognition of human effort. I have a copy printed out at my desk.
It seems inescapable that our society will need to find its own formula for underwriting the cost of preserving knowledge in media that will have some permanence. - Vint Cerf - We're Going Backward
I've seen this firsthand. Albums from some lesser known bands I listened to in the 90s are not available in digital format. When the CDs finally bit rot the music will be gone forever unless someone rips and uploads them. Some content never made the jump from VHS, also at risk of loss when the tapes degrade.Link
And you can avoid merge conflicts by adding entries to your .gitattributes file:
Plus an article in the Chronicle of Higher Ed
Lots and lots of content to digest from this workshop in June. I'm really excited to see IPLD, which brings actual URNs to life.Link
I'm happy to see some research in this area. I had been starting to analyze some of the early history of blogging so this is relevant. The relevant quote:
From this model we conclude that after the first year of publishing, nearly 11% of shared resources will be lost and after that we will continue to lose 0.02% per day.