replacebase.co.uk turned out to be pretty good. I like the level of detail they put into each of their products. I was looking to replace a battery and they had loads of detail to describe where it came from.

Buying replacements parts for my phone. What a minefield – have to read the comments very carefully to learn whether or not what is listed as a ‘genuine’ part is actually a complete dud.

Digital technology should assist us in achieving our intention; instead, much of it tries to steal our attention. https://soundcloud.com/the_rsa/are-digital-technologies-making-politics-impossible

Interesting symbolism that Docker chose for app containerisation.  Historical precedent of shipping containers and standardisation paving the way for automation, job loss.  Ops headed same way?

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Two interesting thoughts on how social media can dampen social change. Adam Curtis on Under the Skin talks about lack of current prospects for social change, references how in (for example) the civil rights movement even the middle classes bedded in and gave over large parts of their lives for the cause. This is less likely now, as middle classes scared of what might actually have to endure to bring about real change, happy to endure relatively comfortable mediocrity. Easier to be disgusted from the sidelines over social media. Zeynep Tufecki (@zeynep) talks on Spark about the 10 years of organising that the civil rights movement put into civil action, versus the 3 months it might take a Facebook and Twitter initiated protest today. With a side effect being that the 3 month organising doesn’t have much foundation to sustain it after that initial protest.

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