This is a great article in @compost on the role of the client-server model in the enclosure of the digital commons, and how peer-to-peer can punch some cracks in the big tech pavement.

I think there’s some space for reflection on the other aspect of the article, the use of nature analogies for technological concepts. I like them (e.g. digital garden) but I think need to think about what they might hide or distort, too.

Liked Life Happens: Towards Community Support For Prioritizing Life Events And Mutual Care, Starting With The by Tantek ÇelikTantek Çelik (

A couple of weeks ago I noticed one of our newer IndieWeb community participants found an example on the IndieWeb wiki that no longer worked, and it was from someone who hasn’t been around for a while.
I knew that person had various things come up in their personal life, thus left without…

RSVPed: Might be attending Platform Co-Ops Now With Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky will discuss worker self-management, followed by Alissa Orlando and Eric Forman, co-founders of, who will introduce their new NYC-based platform co-op.

Moderated by Trebor Scholz.

As part of RADfest series by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium.

Will be at work at this time so will probably have to record it and watch afterwards.
RSVPed: Attending Why are co-ops relevant in a time of political and economic crisis?

Why are co-ops relevant in a time of political and economic crisis?

Wednesday, Mar 24, 2021, 6:00 PM

Online event

86 Members Attending

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the first CoTech Meetup for a while! Prior to 2020 we were already witnessing growing levels of inequality and precarious work. Now, with the effects of the global coronavirus pandemic colliding with the UK’s exit from the EU, we seem to be entering a period of massive economic and social change. This may w…

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Replied to Surfacing My Anti-Library by Ton Zijlstra (

Back in 2012 E and I gave about half of our many books away as part of a BBQ party. We kept what we hadn’t read yet but still found interesting, as well as reference books and books we had read and felt attached to. In the decade since I’ve bought a lot of new books, based on interests, recommen…

I really like the idea of antilibrary as a positive thing. I have an ‘antilibrary of articles’ that for a long time felt like a source of informational anxiety, but now I think of as a subset of the Internet recommended to me by friends, already partly curated. Much more positive that way.