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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://www.wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/2017/06/various-sci-fi-projects-allegedly-creating-better-future/ 'The “better future” thing is jam-tomorrow and jam-yesterday talk, so it tends to become the enemy of jam today. You’re better off reading history, and realizing that public aspirations that do seem great, and that even meet with tremendous innovative success, can change the tenor of society and easily become curses a generation later. Not because they were ever bad ideas or bad things to aspire to or do, but because that’s the nature of historical causality. Tomorrow composts today.'

Grant Potter

Another book for my summer reading queue - 'Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life' https://www.versobooks.com/books/2453-radical-technologies

Grant Potter

Now top of my summer reading list - The 'Many-Headed Hydra: The Hidden History of the Revolutionary Atlantic' https://www.versobooks.com/books/1128-the-many-headed-hydra

Grant Potter

https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2017/04/the-tragedy-of-google-books/523320/ "First copyright statute in the USA was called An Act for the Encouragement of Learning. Copyright terms were to last fourteen years, with the option to renew for another fourteen, but only if the author was alive at the end of the first term. The idea was to strike a “pragmatic bargain” between authors and the reading public. Authors would get a limited monopoly on their work so they could make a living from it; but their work would retire quickly into the public domain."‬

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

"children’s literacy groupware" and "cloud-based reading management systems" http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/6844 ... https://media.giphy.com/media/UKqZSSEgl7hDO/giphy.gif