How did we get here? Seriously

Seeing how companies like Facebook are driving the potential of information technology into the ground here are two videos on the background of the industry.

link to Richard Barbrook: Californian Ideology 20.2 on vimeo

link to Sleeping Through a Revolution – Jonathan Taplin on vimeo

Further reading at The Jacobin.

And even furtherer reading and viewing:

‘One Has This Feeling of Having Contributed to Something That’s Gone Very Wrong’

The Revolt of the Public: Martin Gurri

The American Conservative and free speech without public spaces

And here is a guy doing a somewhat proper analysis, while pulling odd example such as doctors in rural Africa (good luck finding one), while ignoring the harm YouTube did to recording musicians everywhere:
How “philanthropy” is a way for rich people to preserve the inequality that benefits them

An Alternative History of Silicon Valley Disruption

What Has Google Ever Done for Us?

This Is How We Radicalized The World

‘I Fundamentally Believe That My Time at Reddit Made the World a Worse Place’

At This Point We Have to ask Ourselves: is Google Opposed to Article 13 or the Nation State Itself? PT 2

Drop Knee on a Skate Longboard

I’m always working to incorporate longboard surfing movements into my skating. To be somewhat ready once the right wave comes my way. I guess. After starting to figure out a tail first drop-in (or take-off) carving into the subsequent 180 on a bank or transition, I now start to work on drop-knee turns. The proper hard one, which is a cross-stance. It’s about as hard as a switch foot kick-turn. So, being a good 21st century skater, I searched for tips on the internet and this site is basically all that comes up. But it’s great putting it all into perspective, surfing and history wise!

Drop Knee Tribute | Background information on the drop knee turn