Talking about the #geekproblem as a part of UI and UX https://librelounge.org/episodes/38-user-interfaces-with-m%C3%A1ir%C3%ADn-duffy.html
Q. > #geekproblem the desire to control
A. this is an intresting one. Lets try an example: the idea that "you wont somebody else to build it" unconsciously puts all responsibility in the "geeks" hands were the idea, the ui, the look and feel and the process that we are setting out to solve is not given balence in the cooperative work for the desired outcome. Think that not a bad example of the #geekproblem that geeks refuse to look at the problem... rinse and repeat.
Not for the first time and likely not the last time. Misunderstanding of what am saying/talking about. To be clear the #geekproblem is complex in that its at root a unhealthy/inhuman desire for total control.
The federated model is both pandering to the problem, here have control and diluting the problem by spreading it thinly and then turning it into vapor #4opens ie. Its a kind stepaway if you understand the problem is there to stepaway from :)
Q. Now, will you kindly define your adversaries, so I could learn who are the bad guys?
A. Its more complex than good/bad
#geekproblem the desire to control
#fahernisat the desire to belong
#dotcon the desire to be rich
Desire is a human thing that can be healthy and unhealthy. I think the is a common understanding of the problem with geeks. Fashion is a bedrock of capital driven consumerism, as is the desire to be rich.
http://hamishcampbell.com/index.php/2020/03/12/the-currency-of-the-21st-century-is-information/ talking to the #geekproblem is needed if we are to save what remains of the #openweb
The #geekproblem fight between open/closed is a dangerous game of figleaf. Media is always done in the open so trying to secure and close this is completely self defeating. In social networks its more complex, privacy is open is sudo anonymous at best. In closed in theory you can have secure p2p connections l, but for 99.9% of people running on standard corporate hardwere the is no way to trust this so agen sudo anonymous. So technology could be "secure" for .001% of people maybe.
You guys need to get busy with spades to compost the shit you spread around in the digital world. And spreading more shit just makes the alt a more smelly uninvited.
I put up with years of trolling on this subject. it's a good time to balance this and for the first time do something useful #omn
Some counter intuitive thinking:
With this in mind we reboot a #grassroots successful project https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_Media_Center (not the best history of the project but it's what we have) taking into account why it died and why it worked.
If we build in automation then we will have lots of middling quality sites that are borderline usefull. A signal to noise issue. The will be less motivation to spesherlise and the network will likly fail becouse of this.
less is more is a core of the project. The #geekproblem is the desire to improve the network with better tools ;)
"A look at the #geekproblem
In the alt tech, everything is broken. At the heart of this is an assumption that control and certainty are needed for good software. Were in reality software matches the human condition of transentery/lossy. Trying to force the first ideal is why most of our alt projects do not work. This is the base of the #geekproblem "
looking back at #indymedia video the outcome of all this http://web.archive.org/web/20110920222307/https://docs.indymedia.org/Global/DiyMediaLabs was largly woffal and hot air.
Our history is poorly told.
Looking back at the hitory of video #indymedia the documentation is deeply #fashernista and had heaps of #geekproblem in it http://web.archive.org/web/20110121132854/https://docs.indymedia.org/Global/VideoActivismFAQ
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