Just listened to the Tech Won’t Save Us interview with Dan Hind, where he discusses his ideas around a socialist agenda for digital technology. Included in that is a British Digital Cooperative. I’m a bit skeptical of a state-run platform, which at first blush sounds like it could be a bit of a StateBook, but I think Dan’s proposition is much more nuanced than that. I’d like to dig into it more (e.g. here).
I also like the idea of localised digital tech that he discussed – working in a locality with members of the local community to really work out what is needed in that area. Felt a bit like appropriate technology for digital.