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"If my grandmother cannot participate in the administration of the technology she uses, her best interests may not be adequately represented by the technology. Whether she is beholden to a corporation or to a system administrator, that is not digital freedom."

https://rosenzweig.io/blog/the-federation-fallacy.html
you’re welcome on our 8 person instance if you like. 💜 although, i’m not sure i can be trusted. not that i would have any malicious intents… i am but a mere #userdev who got my skills in #cooperativeTech through loveable and kind devs who had the decency and patience to empower me with computer literacy.
Thanks for the invitation. I'll consider it. Although I would rather move towards a fediverse of small server applications and native clients than web applications which try to do both backend and frontend. https://github.com/superseriousbusiness/gotosocial
Sophie Jane mastodon (AP)
“Alas, naive decentralisation is an experiment in anarchy. Anarchy, whether real or cyber, is a zone where life is “nasty, brutish, and short”; there is no guarantee of true freedom. In any anarchy, soon the power hungry will fill in the void. Remember, history teaches these new despots often establish totalitarian regimes no better than those originally overturned.” :thonking:
Sophie Jane mastodon (AP)
“ In political history, the birth of free nations typically contains three stages: dictatorship, briefly overthrown to anarchy, reformed to democracy. Democracy balances the will of the people with the efficiency of centralisation.” :think_marx:
Yeah I don't totally agree with those parts of the essay. Nevertheless there are a lot of good ideas in there IMO.
Sophie Jane mastodon (AP)
It’s a big part of the essay once you start reading. I’d rather see a critique from someone with a better grasp of politics, tbh, even when I agree with the substance
You could write your own take. I'd be interested to read it.
Sophie Jane mastodon (AP)
ADHD makes me bad at long-form stuff, but I’ll give it some thought
Sophie Jane mastodon (AP)
This isn’t quite the same thing, but “communal software” seems like a better starting point than the inevitable march of democracy:

https://communalsoftware.codeberg.page
Did you know I wrote that?
Sophie Jane mastodon (AP)
No, I didn’t! It’s a good piece and I like it very much - as I’m sure you can tell ;-)