Even gradual and small upgrades by a handset maker, carrier, prominent social media company, or software developer can lead to an eventual shift in technical requirements and prompting the purchasing of new devices in far shorter time spans than your grandpa’s watch or your aunt’s turntable. It is the interconnectedness of the network that makes obsolescence almost impossible to fight.

Designing for Timelessness
http://thesocietypages.org/cyborgology/2014/09/19/designing-for-timelessness/
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Rome is burning, and Facebook wants to know if we Like the fiddler.

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[D]efending yourself against an oppressive government doesn’t START at the 2nd amendment. It starts with the 1st and 4th amendment.

Is this how a dystopia starts? http://mobile.theverge.com/2014/8/14/6001243/ferguson-missouri-is-this-how-a-dystopia-starts
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The role of the song-picking DJ is dead.

Why Classic Rock Isn’t What It Used To Be | FiveThirtyEight // Support song-picking DJ’s, listen to http://www.thecurrent.org!
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It’s a dangerous myth, that we should all need permission any time we’re getting value out of a piece of culture. And it’s one that gets entrenched deeper each time we accept the idea that we’re able to make use of a work because a copyright owner is or would be OK with it, and not just because we have a basic right to participate in culture that is more fundamental than anybody else’s desire to maximize profits.

Houston, We Have A Public Domain Problem — Medium
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This is a crisis. The reason for capitalism is that it is supposed to allocate reward based on “merit” — it is supposed to move capital into the hands of the people who can do the most with it — and if all our policy decisions are made in service to a class of supermanagers whose wealth comes from squatting on a fortune managed by some green-eyeshade quants who grow it without its owner ever doing a notable thing apart from being born to dynasty, there is no more reason for capitalism.

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century - Boing Boing
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