TIM WU ~ THE MASTER SWITCH ~ 2010

~ TKE-TEUBADCTCIPSITI ~ The Kronos Effect ~ The Efforts Undertaken By A Dominant Company To Consume Its Potential Successors In Their Infancy

~ ATYWB-TFOTCS-WBTCT-AN-TA-F-TCOAR ~ As The Years Went By – The Founders Of The Commercial System – Would Begin To Credit Themselves – And Not – The Amateurs – For – The Creation Of American Radio

~ MWSTTAOW-GRICAPITI-B-TSR-WS-CCT-TPOI-T-CE-O-SI ~ Most Who Study These Topics Are Obsessed With – Government’s Role In Censorship And Providing Incentives To Innovate – But – The State’s Role – While Significant – Cannot Compare To – The Power Of Industry – To – Censor Expression – Or – Squelch Invention

~ TEMCOPADP ~ The Enlightened Monopolist Can Occasionally Prove A Delusional Paranoid

~ SOFTM:FO/MT/DSL/FM/SP-TLGOAO ~ Suppress Or Fail To Market: Fiber Optics / Mobile Telephones / Digital Subscriber Lines / Facsimile Machines / SpeakerPhones – The List Goes On And On

~ T-PP-ITITFSOANI-AST-‘EA’-PTTACOI ~ The – Primitive Prototype – Is Typical In The Founding Stage Of A New Industry – As Are The – “Early Adopters” – Prepared To Take A Chance On It

~ W-TV-RCATW-IW-AP-ARORIAR-TPWSBA-MOTSSAOERP ~ When – TV – Reached Consumers After The War – It Was – As Prophesied – A Replica Of Radio In All Respects – The Programming Was Sponsored By Advertisers – Most Of The Shows Simply Adaptations Of Existing Radio Programs

~ TBOTS-IOE-HBCTET-C-IE ~ The Blessing Of The State – Implicit Or Explicit – Has Been Crucial To Every Twentieth-Century Information Empire

~ YAWHSTATA-OGRIITNGUD ~ Yet As We Have Seen Time And Time Again – One Generation’s Radical Innovation Is The Next Generation’s Unyielding Dinosaur

~ AW-TBRIT1910-TOOCTAO-BIWTWOA-AW-TFTITFYOTTC-CWAD-I-T-BFAWWAW~ As With – The Broadcast Radio In The 1910s – The Origins Of Cable Television Are Obscure – Because It Was The Work Of Amateurs – As With – The Farmer’s Telephone In The First Years Of The Twentieth Century – Cable Was A Do-It-Yourself Business For Anyone With Will And Wires

~ TIAUETAAMDWIHBPTD-WSW-OMDNDSW-H-IITSO-CD-TRIAUMPAV ~ There Is An Undeniable Efficiency That Attends A Monopoly’s Doing What It Has Been Perfected To Do – What Such Well-Oiled Machines Do Not Do So Well – However – Is Initiate The Sort Of – Creative Destruction – That Revolutionizes Industries And Ultimately Multiplies Productivity And Value

~ TSATOOCEWALOTTIORMIAWWFHBCE ~ The Shape And Tenor Of Our Current Entertainment World Are Largely Owing To The Imperatives Of Risk Management In A World Where Failure Had Become Catastrophically Expensive

~ WLTCWCWYCEI? ~ Why Learn To Cope With Competition When You Can Eliminate It?

~ IAAMRTEOTM-TMCTPOIAC-TEIIFGTIITTP-BB ~ In An Age More Reliant Than Ever On Telecommunications Media – The More Concentrated The Power Over Information And Communications – The Easier It Is For Government To Indulge Its Temptation To Play – Big Brother

~ ITIRD?-EOIOIKHHIPOO-OTBTBOYAIE-WIG:TROTIOTIOTC? ~ Is The Internet Really Different? – Every Other Invention Of Its Kind Has Had Its Period Of Openness – Only To Become The Basis Of Yet Another Information Empire – Which Is Mightier: The Radicalism Of The Internet Or The Inevitability Of The Cycle?

~ WHBFTRIBOSIAPC ~ We Have Been Freed To Retreat Into Bubbles Of Selective Information And Parochial Concern

~ WAOM-OHDOFOC-AWI-DAGAIAARTEOR ~ With An Open Medium – One Has Diversity Or Fragmentation Of Content – And With It – Differences Among Groups And Individuals Are Accentuated Rather Than Elided Or Repressed

~ C-FIB-TMWAARCATBV ~ Cable – From Its Birth – The Medium Was Always As Relentlessly Commercial As The Broadcast Variant

~ NHAOTMCR-CFTCTROPPM(IV)~ No Honest Account Of The Media Conglomerate’s Rise – Could Fail To Concede The Role Of Purely Personal Motivations (Indeed Vanities)

~ IPD ~ Intellectual Property Development

~ MF ~ Mine Festivals

~ TM-TA:LALS-TA:DACC-ADWAETUFWLR ~ The Monopolist’s – Tools Are: Lawyers And Local Statues – Tactics Are: Delays And Court Challenges – All Deployed With An Eye Toward Unraveling Firms With Lesser Resources

~ BTTOCWSEAAC ~ Blow The Trumpet Of Competition While Simultaneously Eliminating All Actual Competitors

~ TCCOTMS ~ The Current Custodian Of The Master Switch

~ HMGTTIHTO-S/IR/RO-IHMIYCGTT ~ However Many Good Things The Internet Has To Offer – Service / Information Resources / Retail Outlets – It Hardly Matters If You Can’t Get To Them

~ NNITT-FCVOCC ~ Net Neutrality Is The Twenty-First Century’s Version Of Common Carriage

~ WLTBTOSACPPWUPUFTCOAEP-BTHABS ~ We Like To Believe That Our Safeguards Against Concentrated Political Power Will Ultimately Protect Us From The Consequences Of Accumulated Economic Power – But This Hasn’t Always Been So

~ GOPRIAACOPP-NAAATI ~ Government’s Only Proper Role Is As A Check On Private Power – Never As An Aid To It

~ MABF-YNSATBTSW-BEIFC ~ Markets Are Born Free – Yet No Sooner Are They Born Than Some Would-Be Emperor Is Forging Chains

~ TIISN-TIEP-TIIPITB-BR-AAPE-T-CBWOB ~ The Internet Is Simply Not – The Infinitely Elastic Phantasm – That It Is Popularly Imagined To Be – But Rather – An Actual Physical Entity – That – Can Be Warped Or Broken

~ IWDNTTMT-SO-S-OTCTOIAHAUTE-WCRB-I-LOTWAFTETBTIFUIAMHHF ~ If We Do Not Take This Moment To – Secure Our – Sovereignty – Over The Choices That Our Information Age Has Allowed Us To Enjoy – We Cannot Reasonably Blame – Its – Loss – On Those Who Are Free To Enrich Themselves By Taking It From Us In A Manner History Has Foretold

FRANKLIN FOER ~ WORLD WITHOUT MIND ~ 2017

~ WWM ~ World Without Mind

~ TETOBT ~ The Existential Threat Of Big Tech

~ TBTC-A-AOT-TMPGTWHEK ~ The Biggest Tech Companies – Are – Among Other Things – The Most Powerful Gatekeepers The World Has Ever Known

~ TS-MC-LTOTV-IPOC-IPON-HES-THPDS-THHAOPAC-ODBFAFHE-WMSV ~ To Survive – Media Companies – Lost Track Of Their Values – In Pursuit Of Clicks – Important Purveyors Of News – Have Embraced Sensationalism – They Have Published Dubious Stories – They Have Heaped Attention On Propagandists And Conspiracists – Old Boundaries Between Fact And Falsehood Have Eroded – Where Misinformation Spreads Virally

~ WHO-OS-TBSOSAMBC-WWNTARITWNJ-MWM-B-WTCTRTM ~ We’ve Handed Over – Our Secrets – To Be Stored On Servers And Mined By Computers – What We Need To Always Remember Is That We’re Not Just – Merging With Machines – But – With The Companies That Run The Machines

~ IIAIFOTHTTOOSFWTNEOB-P-A-C ~ It Is An Important Fact Of Technological History That The Outskirts Of San Francisco Were The National Epicenter Of Both – Psychedelics – And – Computing

~ AEC-TOFTABQATHI ~ An Engineering Challenge – That Often Fails To Ask Basic Questions About The Human Implications

~ TS-WAIBA-P-WCACODABOC-SI ~ The Singularity – When Artificial Intelligence Becomes All-Powerful – When Computers Are Capable Of Designing And Building Other Computers – SuperIntelligence

~ A-SU-AT-UTALRIIBE ~ Always – Surveilling Users – Auditing Them – Using Them As Lab Rats In Its Behavioral Experiments

~ TTLORIADIITSOC ~ Taken The Language Of Radical Individualism And Deployed It In The Service Of Conformism

~ ‘RT’ ~ “Radical Transparency”

~ ‘UT’ ~ “Ultimate Transparency”

~ TPTEMTCTHAN-A-TTCTTR-ASOPSTCBFM ~ Those Procedures That Enable Mechanical Thinking Came To Have A Name – Algorithms – The Textbooks Compare Them To Recipes – A Series Of Precise Steps That Can Be Followed Mindlessly

~ TAISTBDO:B/I/E/F ~ The Algorithm Is Supposed To Be Devoid Of: Bias / Intuition / Emotion / Forgiveness

~ TTATTDUIC-YTMCUI-D-LVOT-TIIWIWTH ~ They Talk About Torturing The Data Until It Confesses – Yet This Metaphor Contains Unexamined Implicitness – Data – Like Victims Of Torture – Tells Its Interrogator What It Wants To Hear

~ TPITWWOTTM-WAROTTTOTRTM ~ The Problem Is That When We Outsource Thinking To Machines – We Are Really Outsourcing Thinking To The Organizations That Run The Machines

~ TCGWIWAD ~ The Crowd Gets What It Wants And Deserves

~ TWEITMHBP-TATB-WMTETM-AAMTEFW-TRHOTBOC-TNTITRD ~ The Whole Effort Is To Make Human Beings – Predictable – To Anticipate Their Behavior – Which Makes Them Easier To Manipulate – Algorithms Are Meant To Erode Free Will – To Relive Humans Of The Burden Of Choosing – To Nudge Them In The Right Direction

~ AFASOO-TCBTOBCBA-WOEBAOTHGU-IASD-TABADOTEMS-AIMBIRIBISABTDAMPSW-WATSARITGD ~ Algorithms Fuel A Sense Of Omnipotence – The Condescending Belief That Our Behavior Can Be Altered – Without Our Even Being Aware Of The Hand Guiding Us – In A Superior Direction – That’s Always Been A Danger Of The Engineering Mind-Set – As It Moves Beyond Its Roots In Building Inanimate Stuff And Begins To Design A More Perfect Social World – We Are The Screws And Rivets In The Grand Design

~ TITSEOTNKM-TDAPK;TJSAOI ~ This Is The Strange Essence Of The New Knowledge Monopolies – They Don’t Actually Produce Knowledge; They Just Sift And Organize It

~ KITITRTEPOACOI-WK-TFAMBOPO-TM-OTLR-DTCFAE ~ Knowledge Is Too Important To Remain The Eternal Possession Of Any Company Or Individual – We Know – That Future Achievement Must Build On Past Ones – That Monopolies – Over The Long Run – Drain The Creativity From An Economy

~ OAUAP-TBOIPBAABP ~ Once An Underground, Amateur Pastime – The Bootlegging Of Intellectual Property Became An Accepted Business Practice

~ SVRTCAEG-WIOCARMIGIHH ~ Silicon Valley Routinely Trashes Cultural And Economic Gatekeepers – While Its Own Companies Are The Most Imposing Gatekeepers In Human History

~ TPOIOSALMED ~ The Population Of Informational Oligarchs Shrinks A Little More Every Day

~ DASVSABAMTW-TISATTOTO ~ Despite All Silicon Valley’s Sloganeering About Building A More Transparent World – Their Ideals Stop At The Threshold Of Their Offices

~ EF-MC-WWACOP-ACTCTFOWAI-B-TPHBSBAITP-BTDPATN-S-D-P ~ Even Free-Market Conservatives – Will Worry About Concentrations Of Power – Among Companies That Control The Flow Of Words And Ideas – Because – That Power Has Been So Blatantly Abused In The Past – Both The Distant Past And The Not-So-Distant Past

~ IAFOMI-TWROTITTCEST ~ It’s A Failure Of Moral Imagination – That Writers Respond Only To Injustices That They Can Envision Suffering Themselves

~ BVOTS-TFTTDMOTMFDI-CTOSLASG ~ By Virtue Of Their Size – The Fact That They Dominate Much Of The Market For Disseminating Ideas – Criticizing Them Often Seems Like A Suicidal Gesture

~ TITATCWFACIHN-WDNTATWATTCTFTCTSV ~ The Idea That A Tech Company Would Favor A Candidate Is Hardly Novel – We Don’t Need To Assume The Worst About The Tech Companies To Fear Their Capacity To Swing Votes

~ TTTCPLV-TCATMIAC-WCWURITCODB-CTAITDHAAURII ~ Though The Tech Companies Preach Liberal Values – They Crave Access To Markets In Authoritarian Countries – Where Compromise With Ugly Regimes Is The Cost Of Doing Business – Companies That Are Indifferent To Democracy Have Acquired An Outsized Role In It

~ DOTBTCIITPOTWATE ~ Dependence On The Big Tech Companies Is Increasingly The Plight Of The Worker And The Entrepreneur

~ AATMROOT-WLIAWOUBTPTBFEGEAP-IOWLFTN ~ Analytics Are The Managerial Revolution Of Our Time – We Live In A World Of Ubiquitous Data That Provide The Basis For Ever Greater Efficiency And Productivity – If Only We Learn From The Numbers

~ TETOTMEI:‘T’~ The Essential Term Of This Media Era Is: “Trending”

~ OEIDBP-WIGTHNG ~ Our Era Is Defined By Polarization – Warring Ideological Gangs That Yield No Ground

~ TBTM ~ Take Back The Mind

~ DITNO ~ Data Is The New Oil

~ TDFATOTHATMCPOU-TABE-AICOT ~ The Dominant Firms Are The Ones That Have Amassed The Most Complete Portraits Of Us – This Advantage Becomes Everything – And It Compounds Over Time

~ TTTPATCMANOATS ~ The Threats To Privacy And The Competitive Marketplace Are Now One And The Same

~ R-SWLRFTIPWGTS ~ Rent-Seekers With Little Regard For The Independent Producers Whose Goods They Sell

~ TOTDTI-BAT-TA ~ They Owe Their Dominance To Innovation – But Also To – Tax Avoidance

~ TASU-TF-TPHTTI-BTWLFE ~ They Aggressively Surveil Users – Thus Far – The Pubic Has Tolerated These Invasions – But That Won’t Last For Ever

~ H-ACTSC-ACBTT-EHTTAAFODL-AMPTPFIW ~ Hackers – Are Constantly Testing Security Cordons – And Constantly Bursting Through Them – Everybody Has Tolerated This As A Fact Of Digital Life – A Minor Price To Pay For Its Wonders

~ TBO-TIM-H-TWRSTIC-IMBAECOII-IMDOFS-OIMTAAE ~ The Big One – The Inevitable Mega-Hack – That Will Rumble Society To Its Core – It Might Be An Exposed Cache Of Intimate Information – It Might Disrupt Our Financial System – Or It Might Trigger And Actual Explosion

~ DPA ~ Data Protection Authority

~ TPITPTCOEOD-WAN-H-AC-AWCBCAWCBE-CSHTRTPDTSOS ~ The Point Isn’t To Prevent The Collection Or Exploitation Of Data – What Are Needed – However – Are Constraints – About What Can Be Collected And What Can Be Exploited – Citizens Should Have The Right To Purge Data That Sits On Servers

~ IA-B-I-R-WOE:C-NTCTSTT-SOTOD-TLSDTTCTTDWTGC-BIDBTT-PODIAHRTMCWEO ~ It’s A – Basic – Intuitive – Right – Worthy Of Enshrinement: Citizens – Not The Corporations That Stealthily Track Them – Should Own Their Own Data – The Law Should Demand That These Companies Treat This Data With The Greatest Care – Because It Doesn’t Belong To Them – Possessing Our Data Is A Heavy Responsibility That Must Come With Ethical Obligations

~ TIIA-BWSTI-AIIEOH-O-IEFOMS-EWTSANLTTFOIATFOD ~ The Internet Is Amazing – But We Shouldn’t Treat It – As If It Exists Outside History – Or – Is Exempt From Our Moral Structures – Especially When The Stakes Are Nothing Less Than The Fate Of Individuality And The Fitness Of Democracy

~ CATMAQOFHBASOSS-WRTQ-WCCF-B/E/J-ATSC? ~ Caring About The Morality And Quality Of Food Has Become A Symbol Of Social Status – Which Raises The Question – Why Can’t Concern For – Books / Essays /Journalism – Acquire The Same Cachet?

~ WMCAFA-TCNTDR ~ While Media Chase A Fake Audience – They Consciously Neglect Their Devoted Readers

~ STPEACVOABE-ETTRRSOR ~ Subscribers To Print Editions Are Considered Vestiges Of A Bygone Era – Even Though They Remain Reliable Sources Of Revenue

~ TTHATLMFTROA ~ The Time Has Arrived To Liberate Media From Their Reliance On Advertising

~ MNTSBTA-TRTTN-TRTLOCA-AMTWY-SE-A-SB ~ Media Need To Scale Back Their Ambitions – To Return To Their Niches – To Reclaim The Loyalty Of Core Audiences – A Move That Will Yield – Superior Editorial – And – Sustainable Businesses

~ TRT-MWNTCR-ARWNTP-CHNIPPFW-SLAPPAPTOT ~ To Rescue Themselves – Media Will Need To Charge Readers – And Readers Will Need To Pay – Consumers Have No Inherent Problem Paying For Words – So Long As Publishers Place A Price Tag On Them

~ TRRITSOP-WWRWOP-WRFT-N/P/AOU-SUAFOT-TPPU-FATIOD-TDFTMTTTOHC ~ Take Regular Refuge In The Sanctuary Of Paper – When We Read Words On Paper – We’re Removed From The – Notifications / Pings / And Other Urgencies – Summoning Us Away From Our Thoughts – The Page Permits Us – For A Time In Our Day – To Decouple From The Machine To Tend To Our Human Core

~ WHDOICMDA-CAE-TA-TTTL ~ We Have Deluded Ourselves Into Caring More Deeply About – Convenience And Efficiency – Than About – The Things That Last

ANDREW KEEN ~ HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE ~ 2018

~ NE-IS-IPPA:DC/BDM/TIOTOC/JSVB/FN/ASN/MTU/DA/TEROSA ~ Now Everyone – It Seems – Is Penning Polemics Against: Surveillance Capitalism / Big Data Monopolists / The Ignorance Of The Online Crowd / Juvenile Silicon Valley Billionaires / Fake News / Antisocial Social Networks / Mass Technological Unemployment / Digital Addiction / The Existential Risk Of Smart Algorithms

~ IOST-I-SHB-AATADTH-A:I/R/E/C-A-AA-A-EC-WAFTTFCF ~ Instead Of Smart Technology – It’s – Smart Human Begins – Acting As They’ve Always Done Throughout History – As: Innovators / Regulators / Educators / Consumers – And – Above All – As – Engaged Citizens – Who Are Fixing The Twenty-First-Century Future

~ ACIBAC(AC)TD ~ A Culture Infected By A Creeping (And Creepy) Technological Determinism

~ OOHA-OTRTSOOS-IEIWATBAHDF ~ Our Own Human Agency – Our Timeless Responsibility To Shape Our Own Societies – Is Essential If We Are To Build A Habitable Digital Future

~ EIGPUE-U-WH-FTMAL-ANS-NS-A-R-NMS-A-TWWBI-1965 ~ Everything Is Getting Perpetually Upgraded Except Us – We Humans – For The Moment At Least – Are No Speedier – No Smarter – And – Really – No More Self-Aware – Than We Were Back In – 1965

~ TD-AEDCB-HASM-A-AB-TCATROH ~ The Duality – An Ever-Deepening Chasm Between – Humans And Smart Machines – And – Also Between – Tech Companies And The Rest Of Humanity

~ THCODRAQBTCIOODS ~ The Human Costs Of The Digital Revolution Are Quickly Becoming The Central Issue Of Our Digital Society

~ ‘MGI’-AIDTPAMAOESAATOT-DU ~ “Minimum Guaranteed Income” – An Idea Designed To Provide A Minimal Amount Of Economic Security At A Time Of Technology-Driven Unemployment

~ TFPMFFTF:R/CI/SR/WACC/E ~ The Five Perennial Methods For Fixing The Future: Regulation / Competitive Innovation / Social Responsibility / Worker And Consumer Choice / Education

~ TFAITUOP ~ The Future Appears In The Unlikeliest Of Places

~ WABIAWO:RA-E-LOA-I-A-I ~ We Are Back In A World Of: Rampant Addiction – Exploitation – Lack Of Accountability – Irresponsibility – And – Inequality

~ TWAALUTBDSOASEIWWAIW ~ Today We Are All Living Under The Big Data Spotlight Of A Surveillance Economy In Which We Are Incessantly Watched

~ TWHSAIOVCIODM-TISANFOAOMTW-RP-LB-A-S ~ Today We Have Such An Infestation Of Violent Content In Our Digital Media – That It Seems Almost Normal For Online Audiences Of Millions To Watch – Revenge Porn – Live Beheadings – And – Suicides

~ TIR-WWSTEU-IIEU ~ The Internet Revolution – Which Was Supposed To Empower Us – Is Increasingly Enslaving Us

~ TWDAHBIC ~ The Web’s Decentralized Architecture Has Become Intensely Centralized

~ WWDTBA-D-E-A-E-R-AKODC-ITOTB-D-C-U-A-C ~ What Was Designed To Be A – Decentralized – Egalitarian – And – Enlightened – Revolution – A Kind Of Digital Commonwealth – Is Turning Out To Be – Disturbingly – Centralized – Unequal – And – Creepy

~ WWSAROSM-IWWWTSAR-NWENSSITSMP-T-ECE-TSC-FB-HCA-HOM-A-‘PT’-ML-DBFNAOFOOP ~ What We See And Read On Social Media – Is What We Want To See And Read – No Wonder Everything Now Seems So Inevitable To So Many People – This – Echo Chamber Effect – The So-Called – Filter Bubble – Has Created A – Hall Of Mirrors – A – “Post-Truth” – Media Landscape – Dominated By Fake News And Other Forms Of Online Propaganda

~ POTPITTEGOSTATDTTROU ~ Part Of The Problem Is That The Economic Gains Of Smart Technology Aren’t Trickling Down To The Rest Of Us

~ T-I-WIAOCA-A-TAOMOIU-HBTIMFOTNTOWAT ~ The – Internet – With Its Absence Of Curatorial Authority – And – The Anonymity Of Many Of Its Users – Has Become The Ideal Medium For Orchestrating This New Type Of War Against Truth

~ DC ~ Digital Communitarianism

~ TIODPSHBCITCIO-‘NN’-TNTGOPCSBR-UL-TTADOTIE ~ The Inviolability Of Digital Public Space Has Become Captured In The Controversial Idea Of – “Network Neutrality” – The Notion That Governments Or Private Companies Should Be Required – Under Law – To Treat All Data On The Internet Equally

~ T-S-TFOTIIASODMWODERACA ~ The – Splinternet – The Fragmentation Of The Internet Into A Series Of Different Markets Working On Different Economic Rules And Cultural Assumptions

~ GDPR ~ General Data Protection Regulation

~ SWSASPWAPTMPTNN ~ Somebody Will Succeed At Some Point With A Product That Makes Privacy The New Norm

~ DAO ~ Decentralized Autonomous Organizations

~ TDE-WITPO-W-T-A-C-IAABFVCAIIFEE ~ Today’s Digital Economy – With Its Tiny Pool Of – Winner-Take-All – Companies – Is Actually As Bad For Venture Capitalists As It Is For Everyone Else

~ AVPOTH ~ A Valuable Player On Team Human

~ DLD ~ Digital Life Design

~ SUIAGBM-AITIOTHTU-ITBBMED ~ Surveillance Ultimately Isn’t A Good Business Model – And If There Is One Thing History Teaches Us – It’s That Bad Business Models Eventually Die

~ TUWYF-TAS-TU-I-I-BAFPF-TTC ~ Trust Us With You Future – They Are Saying – Trust Us – Is – Indeed – Becoming A Familiar Promise From – The Tech Community

~ CABCA ~ Civic Algorithm By Civic Algorithm

~ WTF ~ Win The Future

~ DMCA-‘NPOUOAICSSBTATPOSOAIPBACP’-TCC ~ Digital Millennium Copyright Act – “No Provider Or User Of An Interactive Computer Service Shall Be Treated As The Publisher Or Speaker Of Any Information Provided By Another Information Content Provider” – The Controversial Clause

~ HPAWCRTBAFTCPOTN-E-MMF-ORAVVAODIC ~ Hugely Powerful And Wealthy Companies Refusing To Be Accountable For The Content Posted On Their Networks – Essentially – Making Money From – Overtly Racist And Violent Videos And Other Disgustingly Inappropriate Content

~ WTWALOR-TM-DBWAAMTMA-O-TW ~ When Threatened With A Loss Of Revenue – These Multibillion-Dollar Businesses Will Act And Make Themselves More Accountable – Otherwise – They Won’t

~ T-‘P’-AGCOIEF-WSOAL ~ The – “Precariat” – A Growing Class Of Impermanently Employed Folks – Who Scrape Out A Living

~ TINAUTTIO-TU ~ There Is Now An Urgency To The Issue Of – Technological Unemployment

~ UBI-‘AOIWMA’ ~ Universal Basic Income – “An Old Idea With Modern Appeal”

~ WAHGF? ~ What Are Humans Good For?

~ TINIWR ~ There Is No Innovation Without Regulation

~ DACMOTF-RACKOTP-TWTHOTN-CIRISIIHUMSOTEDT-FC ~ Designing A Coherent Map Of The Future – Requires A Coherent Knowledge Of The Past – That’s Why The History Of The Nineteenth-Century Industrial Revolution Is So Investiture In Helping Us Make Sense Of The Early Digital Twentieth-First Century

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~ TINELTST-E-OEMP-ABFTP ~ There Is No Economic Law That Says That Everyone – Or Even Most People – Automatically Benefit From Technological Progress ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew McAfee ~ Race Against The Machine ~ 2012

~ DPA ~ Data Protection Authority

~ TU ~ Technological Unemployment

~ UBI ~ Universal Basic Income

~ TINIWR ~ There Is No Innovation Without Regulation ~ Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future ~ 2018

~ WSIW-SITB ~ Whenever Something Is Wrong – Something Is Too Big ~ Leopold Kohr ~ The Breakdown Of Nations ~ 1957

~ ATPHATAMOISIAGPOTHO ~ Assuring The Public Has Access To A Multiplicity Of Information Sources Is A Governmental Purpose Of The Highest Order ~ Anthony Kennedy ~ 1994

~ YMSRIF ~ Your Most Scarce Resource Is Focus ~ Jeff Walker ~ Launch ~ 2014

~ TRTBF ~ The Right To Be Forgotten ~ 13-05-2014

~ BCDNMYAC ~ Being Connected Does Not Mean You Aren’t Clueless ~ Charles Sykes ~ 50 Rules Kids Won’t Learn In School ~ 2007

~ IIIVFDOWAAT-ISTTBALMR-SAPOASFAFS ~ If Information Is Visible For Days Or Weeks At A Time – It Soaks Into The Brain A Lot More Readily – Than Something That Appears On A Screen For A Few Seconds ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ TCGWIWAD ~ The Crowd Gets What It Wants And Deserves ~ Franklin Foer ~ World Without Mind ~ 2017

~ WBTIO-A-CEMI-TIICTHA-CSE-TIT-A-ITAR ~ We Believe The Issue Of Advertising Causes Enough Mixed Incentives That It Is Crucial To Have A Competitive Search Engine That Is Transparent And In The Academic Realm ~ Larry Page + Sergey Brin ~ 1998

~ IAES-TPCOWDIACIJ ~ In An Exact Sense The Present Crisis Of Western Democracy Is A Crisis In Journalism ~ Walter Lippmann ~ Liberty And The News ~ 1920

~ ELTS-RTS-ASTBCFTSE ~ Everything Looks The Same Reads The Same And Seems To Be Competing For The Same Eyeballs ~ Joshua Topolsky ~ 11-07-2015

~ MOOGSCATEOCC ~ Most Of Our Generation Scorned Computers As The Embodiment Of Centralized Control ~ Steward Brand ~ 01-03-1995

~ NILCTD ~ Nothing Is Less Cool Than Data ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ WCBATE-THTO ~ When Computers Become Available To Everybody – The Hackers Take Over ~ Steward Brand ~ 1972

~ WB ~ World Brain ~ Herbert Wells ~ 20-11-1936

~ WHGW? ~ What Has God Wrought? ~ Samuel Morse ~ [first telegram] ~ 1844

~ SC ~ Snackable Content ~ Chris Hughes

~ YWBWHN ~ You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

~ GIB ~ Gamification Is Bullshit ~ Ian Bogost ~ 2011

~ SLATII-BTOCATF-ANODBEPAUS-NMHL-NOWBATSTTSODGIS ~ So Long As There Is Interposed Between The Ordinary Citizen And The Facts A News Organization Determining By Entirely Private And Unexamined Standard – No Matter How Lofty – No One Will Be Able To Say That The Substance Of Democratic Government Is Secure ~ Walter Lippmann ~ Liberty And The News ~ 1920

~ UMDNWW-AWHS ~ Unfettered Markets Do Not Work Well – As We Have Seen ~ Joseph Stiglitz ~ The Price Of Inequality ~ 2012

~ OTEW ~ Orwell That Ends Well ~ Steve Patterson ~ The Debators ~ 31-03-2018

~ WICIRO-TCTAOIR-HAWOICAPOA ~ What Information Consumes Is Rather Obvious – It Consumes The Attention Of Its Recipients – Hence A Wealth Of Information Creates A Poverty Of Attention ~ Herbert Simon ~ 1971

~ SYODRWGYNIN ~ Seven Years Of Declining Revenue Will Give You New Ideas ~ Don Graham ~ 06-08-2013

~ PC ~ Personal Computer ~ Steward Brand ~ II Cybernetic Frontiers ~ 1974

~ ODLWTTCFWITPATEO-’MLCSSAFTTM’ ~ One Day Ladies Will Take Their Computers For Walks In The Park And Tell Each Other “my Little Computer Said Such A Funny Thing This Morning!” ~ Alan Turing ~ [Andrew Hodges ~ Alan Turing]

~ We Have – Perhaps For The First Time Ever – Built Machines We Do Not Understand ~ Jon Kleinberg + Sendhil Mullainathan ~ 2015

~ WCSLFM-WCATDWH ~ We Can Stop Looking For Models – We Can Analyze The Data Without Hypotheses ~ Chris Anderson ~ 23-06-2008

~ GTOEAD-DMOTU-OESETA ~ Gets Thousands Of E-Mails A Day – Deletes Most Of Them Unseen – Opens Every Single Envelope That Arrives ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ SIETW ~ Software Is Eating The World ~ Marc Anderson ~ 20-08-2011

~ MF&BT ~ Move Fast And Break Things ~ Mark Zuckerberg ~ 01-02-2012

~ MINTGOM-IBWETFDTBWWTADBAP ~ Money Is Not The Greatest Of Motivators – It’s Been Well Established That Folks Do Their Best Work When They Are Driven By A Passion ~ Linus Torvalds ~ Just For Fun ~ 2001

~ TGECWYTD ~ The Gig Economy Celebrates Working Yourself To Death ~ Jia Tolentino ~ 22-03-2017

~ RRTA ~ Rhythms Rather Than Algorithms

~ CNC ~ Community Not Commodity

~ CNE ~ Curated Not Encoded

~ MSGP-1MT-A-AIGW-$16.89 ~ My Song Got Played – 1 Million Times – And – All I Got Was – $16.89 ~ David Lowery ~ 24-06-2013

~ AGPOCL-IHTCTPOEIWITHEOTASAT ~ A Great Problem Of Contemporary Life – Is How To Control The Power Of Economic Interests Which Ignore The Harmful Effects Of Their Applied Science And Technology ~ Ralph Nader ~ Unsafe At Any Speed ~ 1965

~ HHTA-BS ~ Hyper-Hostile To Ad-Blocking Software ~ Mark Thompson ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ NITTTCADW-BBVITCI ~ Now Is The Time To Create A Decentralized Web – By Building Values Into The Code Itself ~ Brewster Kahle ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ GNOCDG-IHT ~ Government Not Only Can Do Good – It Has To ~ Viral Shah

~ TMBGIITFTNTP ~ There May Be Great Information In The Fact That Nothing Took Place ~ Nassim Taleb ~ Fooled By Randomness ~ 2001

~ IATDBTALITPOF-WTP-SDF ~ Indifference About The Distinction Between Truth And Lies Is The Precondition Of Fascism When Truth Perishes So Does Freedom ~ Simon Schama ~ 2017

~ P-P ~ Post-Privacy ~ Andreas Weigend ~ Data For The People ~ 2017

~ DI ~ Data Integrity ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ OGITMIITDBTWC ~ Our Goal Is To Make It Impossible To Do Bad Things Without Consequences ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ OOWPIM-TRIIDI-TRP-IWSSFWTD ~ Our Obsession With Privacy Is Misguided The Real Issue Is Data Integrity The Real Problem – Is When Somebody Starts Fiddling With The Data ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ TROTSIADS-ITGI ~ The Role Of The Sovereign In A Digital Society – Is To Guarantee Identity ~ Toomas Ilves ~ [Andrew Keen ~ How To Fix The Future] ~ 2017

~ VE-BEVY ~ Visit Estonia Before Estonia Visits You

~ YJITEYMA-IITDTKOTTCBD ~ Your Job Is To Exercise Your Moral Authority – It Is To Do The Kinds Of Things That Can’t Be Downloaded ~ Gavin Newsom ~ 2017

~ FNIKPM ~ Fake News Is Killing People’s Minds ~ Tom Cook ~ 2017

~ TCSMP ~ Technology Can’t Solve Moral Problems ~ Dove Siedman ~ How

~ DVH ~ Dataism Versus Humanism ~ Yuval Noah Harari ~ 26-06-2016

~ WCHASS-UYHAFPOTCE ~ We Can’t Have A Stable Society – Unless You Have A Fair Part Of The Community Employed ~ John Borthwick

~ TPBMOTIIBOMS ~ The Primary Business Model Of The Internet Is Built On Mass Surveillance ~ Bruce Schneier

~ WDHATP-WHASP ~ We Don’t Have A Technology Problem – We Have A Social Problem ~ Tim Berniers-Lee ~ 2016

~ ATSVGP-EEIFB ~ As The Silicon Valley Giants Prosper – Everyone Else Is Falling Behind ~ Rana Foroohar ~ 2017

~ YNWASCTGTW ~ You Never Want A Serious Crisis To Go To Waste ~ Rahm Emanuel ~ 21-11-2008

~ C-BAQM-IAO-FTLCTTMSGN-ACTCBH-WBH ~ Cybersecurity – By All Quantifiable Measures – Is An Oxymoron – From The Largest Corporations To The Most Sensitive Government Networks – Any Computer That Can Be Hacked – Will Be Hacked ~ David Sax ~ The Revenge Of Analog ~ 2016

~ TTO-TU-IR ~ The Threat Of – Technological Unemployment – Is Real ~ Erik Brynjolfsson + Andrew McAfee ~ Race Against The Machine ~ 2012

~ DAF ~ Directed Attention Fatigue

DAVID EDWARD + DAVID CROMWELL ~ NEWSPEAK IN THE 21ST CENTURY ~ 2009

~ AAU-U-OM-ABCC-PD-OIRRAC-FTS-CR-TTTP ~ All Around Us – Unseen – Our Media – Are Being Continuously Cleansed – Pore-Deep – Of Important Rational Reporting And Commentary – For The Simple – Crude Reason – That They Threaten Profits

~ NIAPOTP-MATOOVATLOCV ~ News Is A Procession Of The Powerful – Marvel At The Orthodoxy Of Views And The Lack Of Critical Voices

~ WTCCH-WWGASOBSAEHFM-TEASWSBD-B-TWTPWHCTP ~ When The Credit Crunch Hit – We Were Given A Succession Of Bankers, Stockbrokers And Even Hedge-Fund Managers – To Explain And Say What Should Be Done – But – These Were The People Who Had Caused The Problem

~ TAPFVMTP-TTRWTASMPPIB-TRHTTBOTDW ~ There Are Precious Few Voices Making The Point – That The Reason Why There Are So Many Poor People Is Because – The Rich Have Taken The Bulk Of The Disposable Wealth

~ WDCB-S-P-O-I-LAIAAO ~ Where Dissidents Cannot Be – Sacked – Patronised – Or – Ignored – Legal Action Is Always An Option

~ AKFDTPSITHCFSD ~ A Key Force Driving The Propaganda System Is The Human Capacity For Self-Deception

~ MJCBETASACHNATTACTTNOP ~ Many Journalist Clearly Believe Everything They Are Saying And Clearly Have No Awareness That They Are Conforming To The Needs Of Power

~ TDTI-MPAM-HAACTM-J-‘TI’ -SUAR-WCOITO ~ The Disturbing Truth Is – Mainstream Politics And Media – Have An Astonishing Capacity To Make – Just – ‘This’ – Issue Seem Urgent And Real – While Consigning Other Issues To Oblivion

~ TTFAPJITB-‘R’-TM-TATPODSBPI-ATITHCOHOHA ~ The Temptation For A Professional Journalist Is To Be – ‘relevant’ – To Matter – To Accept The Parameters Of Debate Set By Powerful Interests – And To Ignore The Human Costs Of His Or Her Actions

~ WBOVORAKFOU-‘S’-WWTPFCFAI-TMASIFOSOIAS-TLLWATAECI ~ We Build Our Version Of Reality Around Key Frameworks Of Understanding – ‘Schemas’ – Which We Then Protect From Conflicting Facts And Ideas – The More Important A Schema Is For Our Sense Of Identity And Security – The Less Likely We Are To Accept Evidence Contradicting It

~ CTDEVTTMPUWAMOLHROTW ~ Challenge The Deeply Entrenched View That The Media Present Us With A More Or Less Honest Revision Of The World

~ TPPOTMIAWAWP-AAPOHS ~ The Propaganda Performance Of The Media Is A Weird And Wonderful Phenomenon – An Astonishing Product Of Human Society

~ TTABETOOC-WFOTCOO-ITGMOB ~ To Turn A Blind Eye To Our Own Crimes – While Focusing On The Crimes Of Others – Is To Guarantee More Of Both

~ TTOPITAPFLAMTS ~ The Task Of Propaganda Is To Apply Power-Friendly Labels And Make Them Stick

~ A-‘C’-IRTSCAITTBLC-ASWFNCATIOTPMOFOS-TINCATCDO-CEPPAFP ~ All – ‘Conversation’ – Is Required To Step Carefully Around Issues Threatening The Bottom Line Concern – And So We Find No Conversation About The Impact Of The Profit Motive On Freedom Of Speech – There Is No Conversation About The Corporate Domination Of – Culture, Economics, Party Politics And Foreign Policy

~ WCHTBRSODAAR ~ We Cannot Hope To Base Real Solutions On Dishonest Analysis And Reporting

~ CJRTWFOFTRCODDJ-SSB ~ Compassionate Journalism Requires That We Free Ourselves From The Root Cause Of Dishonest, Destructive Journalism – Self-Serving Bias

~ AROCATOMABATO ~ A Rule Of Conduct Applied To Others Must Also Be Applied To Ourselves

~ WCRTGIOHH-TSCTUAFHICM ~ We Can Realise The Great Irony Of Human Happiness – That Self-Centredness Takes Us Away From Happiness Into Claustrophobic Misery

~ GCDNAOOGOS-IAOOA-S-OOTA-TEIAPP-A-CFOITPTGGAH ~ Greater Compassion Does Not Arise Out Of Guilt Or Shame – It Arises Out Of Awareness – Specifically – Out Of The Awareness – That Egotism Is A Painful Prison – And – Concern For Others Is The Path To Genuine Freedom And Happiness

~ IINETAIWPA-IWATOM-WMAOH ~ It Is Not Enough To Address Ignorance With Political Argument – If We Are To Open Minds – We Must Also Open Hearts

~ GAHMSAC-BTWITTDNDS-TDNLTGH ~ Greed And Hatred May Seem All-Conquering – But Their Weakness Is That They Do Not Deliver Solutions – They Do Not Lead To Genuine Happiness

TOM CHATFIELD ~ NETYMOLOGY ~ 2016

~ SC ~ Selfie Consciousness

~ S ~ Selfie ~ 2002

~ S ~ Shelfie – A Snap Of Your Bookshelves

~ # ~ Chris Messina ~ 23-08-2007

~ CWS ~ Conversation Without Speech

~ 🙂 + 😦 ~ Scott Fahlman ~ 1982

~ 33 ~ Fondest Regards

~ 55 ~ Best Success

~ 73 ~ Best Regards

~ 88 ~ Love And Kisses

~ CS ~ Crowdsourcing ~ Jeff Howe ~ Wired ~ 2006

~ HT ~ Hypertext ~ Ted Nelson ~ 1963

~ W ~ Wiki ~ Howard Cunningham ~ 1995

~ WIKI ~ What I Know Is

~ ROTR ~ Rise Of The Robots

~ CE ~ Cyber-Everything

~ CB ~ Cyber-Bullying

~ CS ~ Cyber-Sex

~ CS ~ Cyber-Stalking

~ CS ~ Cyberspace ~ William Gibson ~ Burning Chrome ~ 1982

~ CP ~ Cyberpunk ~ Bruce Bethke ~ Cyberpunk ~ 1980

~ TLW ~ Three-Letter Words

~ OMG ~ Oh My God ~ 1917

~ LOL ~ Laughing Out Loud ~ 198?

~ SWALK ~ Sealed With A Loving Kiss ~ 194?

~ MALAYA ~ My Ardent Lips Await Your Arrival ~ 194?

~ BURMA ~ Be Upstairs Ready My Angel ~ 194?

~ ROTFLMAO ~ Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off

~ FTL ~ For The Lulz

~ EAA ~ Everyone’s An Avatar

~ M ~ Meme ~ Richard Dawkins ~ The Selfish Gene ~ 1976

~ H ~ Hacking ~ 196?

~ BH-WH-GH-BH ~ Black Hat – White Hat – Grey Hat – Blue Hat

~ HT ~ Hacktivism

~ SP-FI-PPAS-O-DBGAIATFOD ~ Sock Puppets – False Identities – Puffing Products And Services – Or – Deployed By Governments And Intelligence Agencies To Flush Out Dissidents

~ WA-NQO-WAARO-R-WP ~ We Are – Never Quite Ourselves – When Acting And Reacting Onscreen – Rather – We’re Performers

~ B-B-B-B ~ Bluetooth – Bluesnarfing – Bluejacking – Bluebugging

~ CE ~ Cupertino Effect

~ SP ~ Scunthorpe Problem

~ CE ~ Clbuttic Effect

~ GC ~ Geek Chic

~ N ~ Nerd ~ Dr. Seuss ~ If I Ran The Zoo ~ 1950

~ BOTT ~ Beware Of The Trolls

~ DNFTT ~ Do Not Feed The Trolls

~ PT ~ Professional Trolling

~ L-B ~ Link-Baiting

~ B-‘LFAD’ ~ Bugs – “Little Faults And Difficulties” ~ Thomas Edison ~ 1878

~ G ~ Glitch ~ 196?

~ B-BD ~ Bit – Binary Digit ~ John Tukey ~ 194?

~ S ~ Software ~ John Tukey ~ 194?

~ B ~ Byte ~ Werner Buchholz ~ 1956

~ N ~ Nibble

~ T-T-T ~ Twinks – Twinked – Twinking

~ M ~ Munchkin

~ LH ~ Lifehacking

~ PM ~ Pormodoro

~ TMI-SCTSD ~ The Multitasking Illusion – Something Closer To Simple Distraction

~ CPA ~ Continuous Partial Attention ~ Linda Stone ~ 1998

~ UEATR-NTE-OMIM ~ Unintended Effects Are The Rule – Not The Exception – Of Mass Interactive Media

~ AC ~ Acute Cyberchondria

~ MBI ~ Munchausen By Internet ~ Marc Feldman ~ 1998

~ P ~ Podcasts

~ V ~ Vodcasts

~ LC ~ Lifecasting

~ LS ~ Lifestreaming

~ B ~ Bionics ~ Jack Steele ~ 1958

~ C ~ Cyborg ~ Martin Caidin ~ Cyborg ~ 1972

~ BCI ~ Brain-Computer Interface

~ MMI ~ Mind-Machine Interface

~ TS ~ Technological Singularity ~ Verner Vinge ~ 198?

~ S ~ Singularitarianism

~ TH ~ Transhumanism ~ FM-2030 ~ Are You A Transhuman?

~ VBN ~ Very Big Numbers

~ SA ~ Status Anxiety

~ TZCA ~ The Zombie Computing Apocalypse

~ ZC ~ Zombie Computer

~ B-NOCC ~ Botnets – Networks Of Compromised Computers

~ DDOS ~ Distributed Denial Of Service

~ NOTLDC ~ Night Of The Living Dead Computers

~ TPABP ~ To Pwn And Be Pwned

~ l33t ~ “Leet” – “Elite”

~ n00b ~ “Noob” – “Newbie”

~ MUDS ~ MUDsex

~ D ~ Dildonics ~ Ted Nelson ~ 197?

~ S ~ Sexting

~ S ~ Slacktivism

~ TP ~ The Pajamahadeen

~ G ~ Gamification

~ AG ~ Advergaming

~ SG ~ Serious Gaming

~ SV ~ Sousveillance

~ ET ~ EyeTap

~ CV ~ Coveillance

~ EV ~ Equiveillance

~ AV ~ Ambi-Veillance

~ P ~ Phreaking ~ Ron Rosenbaum ~ 1971

~ P ~ Phishing ~ 1995

~ S ~ Spam

~ S ~ Spamming

~ SMG ~ Social Media Guru

~ TE-AOJTASF ~ Technological Evangelists – An Official Job Title At Some Firms

~ B-B-B ~ Blogiverse – Blogosphere – Blogmos ~ Brad Graham ~ 10-09-1999

~ B ~ Blog ~ 199?

~ T ~ Twitterverse ~ 2006

~ T ~ Twittersphere ~ 2006

~ T ~ Tweeps

~ B ~ Blogaholics

~ T ~ Tweetaholics

~ B ~ Blogorrhea

~ T ~ Twitterhea

~ G ~ Grinding – Deliberately Slogging – Through Repetitive Activities In Order To Progress

~ E ~ Exploits – Progress Or Gain Assets In Unintended Ways

~ Meta

~ TL;DR ~ Too Long; Didn’t Read ~ 2003

~ RTFM ~ Read The Manual

~ D ~ Disambiguation

~ Bloat – New Features – Larger – Slower – Potentially More Confusing To Use

~ F&F ~ Fanboys And Fangirls

~ OK ~ Otaku

~ MMORPG ~ Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games

~ FP ~ Facepalm

~ MT ~ Mechanical Turk

~ HIT ~ Human Intelligence Task

~ AAI ~ Artificial Artificial Intelligence

~ GC ~ Geocaching

~ DNF ~ Did Not Find

~ FIGS ~ Found In Good Shape

~ TS ~ Typosquatting

~ CS ~ Cybersquatting

~ DD ~ Doppelganger Domains

~ ES ~ Egosurfing ~ Gareth Branwyn ~ 1995

~ GG ~ Googleganger

~ DN ~ Digital Narcissism ~ Andrew Keen

~ D-TGSEOTIA ~ Digerati – The Global Super-Elite Of The Information Age ~ John Markoff ~ 1992

~ I ~ Infovore ~ Irving Biedereman + Edward Vessel ~ Perceptual Pleasure And The Brain ~ 2006

~ I ~ Ignotarian ~ 2006

~ HK ~ Hikikomori

~ Planking – Owling – Horsemanning

~ F-UF-F-UF-UF-UL-F ~ Friending – Unfriend – Following – Unfollow – Unfavorite – Unlike – Favorite

~ C&UC ~ Click And Unclick

~ G ~ Ghosting

~ G ~ Ghostee

~ SN ~ Sneakernet

~ MS ~ Meatspace ~ 199?

~ GV ~ Going Viral

~ V ~ Virus ~ David Gerrold ~ When Harlie Was One ~ 1972

~ W ~ Worms

~ V ~ Virality

~ VM ~ Viral Marketing

~ TI ~ Teh Interwebs

~ S ~ Software ~ Paul Niquette ~ The Software Age ~ 1953

~ DN ~ Darknet ~ 2002

~ CN ~ Clearnet

~ CC ~ Crypto-Currencey

~ I ~ Internet ~ Vint Cerf ~ 1974

~ IM-MOI-IM-WWW ~ Information Mine – Mine Of Information – Information Mesh – World Wide Web ~ Tim Berniers-Lee ~ 198?

~ KB ~ Keyboard ~ 182?

~ M ~ Mouse ~ Douglas Englebart ~ 1965

~ G ~ Grafacon

~ P&C ~ Point And Click ~ 1984

~ M ~ Meh

~ BU ~ Boot Up ~ 197?

~ BS ~ Bootstrapping ~ Werner Buchholz ~ 1953

~ C ~ Cookies ~ 197?

~ DN&DI ~ Digital Natives And Digital Immigrants ~ Marc Prensky ~ 2001

~ N&N ~ Netiquette And Netizens

~ FC ~ Flash Crowd ~ Larry Niven ~ Flash Crowd ~ 1973

~ SM ~ Smart Mobs

~ GL ~ Godwin’s Law

~ BR ~ Bit Rot

~ SR ~ Software Rot

~ SE ~ Software Entropy

~ WWW ~ Wise Web Wizards

~ AI ~ Artificial Intelligence ~ John McCarthy ~ 1955

TOM CHATFIELD ~ HOW TO THRIVE IN THE DIGITAL AGE ~ 2012

~ WAUT ~ Wired And Unwired Time

~ WA-NSTIOL-FTOOT-WDIOIF-IWANCIGAMST-TMTIFU ~ We All – Need Some Time In Our Lives – For Thinking Our Own Thoughts – Without Distraction, Interruption Or Immediate Feedback – If We Are Not Careful In Guarding And Managing Such Time – Technology May Take It From Us

~ TIOQOWATWTCCAPM ~ Time Is The One Quantity Of Which All The World’s Technology Cannot Conjure A Particle More

~ TC ~ Taking Control

~ TAETWDMFML ~ The Astonishing Extent To Which Digital Media Fills Many Lives

~ ASASNSSFE ~ All Systems And Strategies Need Some Space For Eccentricity

~ USSIBTBOTIALEWOT-WCOEFIAMATO ~ Unless Some Scrutiny Is Brought To Bear On The Intentions And Limitations Encoded Within Our Tools – We Can Only Expect Fewer Improvements And More Abuses To Occur

~ TINSTASFN-EO ~ There Is No Such Thing As Something For Nothing – Even Online

~ SEATEOA ~ Sharing Expertise And The End Of Authority

~ OOTMUPOADW:TWIWDAOHERTUTIOASNOP ~ One Of The Most Uncomfortable Paradoxes Of A Digital World: Those Ways In Which Diversity And Openness Have Enhanced Rather Than Undermined The Influence Of A Small Number Of Players

~ BOCAAAMTEDBTFTSIWMA-OTS-IT-WS-ATIASMNBACG-R-IASDFTNAOTMM ~ Battles Of Culture And Ideas Are More Than Ever Dominated By Those Few That Succeed In Winning Mass Attention – Only The Strong – It Seems – Will Survive – And This Is A Strength Measured Not By A Critical Gaze – Rather – It’s A Strength Drawn From The New Authority Of The Measured Majority

~ T&R:TFOEAIACA ~ Trust And Respect: The Foundations Of Earned Authority In A Communal Age

~ ALNOPMSDTTQOLTTTFEO-ERAPA-DB ~ A Large Number Of People May Suffer Damage To Their Quality Of Life Thanks To The Frictionless Ease Of – Exploitative, Reductive And Potentially Addictive – Digital Behaviours

~ PL ~ Playbour

~ TDTWPMMDKOASEAFOC ~ The Digital Tools We Possess Make Many Different Kinds Of Action Seem Easy And Free Of Consequences

~ FAIFALA-TWNPAUOAESOISAMO ~ For All Its Flaws And Local Abuses – The World Now Possesses An Unprecedentedly Open And Equal System Of Information-Sharing And Mass Opportunity

~ TIAAOUAUI-BTP-A-TPOF-AHTE ~ Today In An Age Of Unfolding And Unprecedented Interconnections – Both The Prizes – And – The Price Of Failure – Are Higher Than Ever