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Hughes, B. (2016). Introduction. In Hughes, B. The Bleeding Edge: Why Technology Turns Toxic in an Unequal World. New Internationalist, pp. 11-14

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Equality, not competition or hierarchy, is 'the mother of invention'. Progress slows or goes into reverse as soon as ideas are appropriated by hierarchical organizations. Inequality is sustained when a few people persuade the majority that there is no alternative. [...]

not sure if the Thatcher reference is intentional or not but it's great

—p.9 by Bob Hughes 2 years, 1 month ago

Equality, not competition or hierarchy, is 'the mother of invention'. Progress slows or goes into reverse as soon as ideas are appropriated by hierarchical organizations. Inequality is sustained when a few people persuade the majority that there is no alternative. [...]

not sure if the Thatcher reference is intentional or not but it's great

—p.9 by Bob Hughes 2 years, 1 month ago
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[...] 'Technology' often implicitly refers to something you are expected to turn over to 'the guys who understand it'.

great quote. from Ted Nelson's self-published book Computer Lib, apparently a foundational text for the hacker movement (why haven't I heard of it????)

—p.11 by Bob Hughes 2 years, 1 month ago

[...] 'Technology' often implicitly refers to something you are expected to turn over to 'the guys who understand it'.

great quote. from Ted Nelson's self-published book Computer Lib, apparently a foundational text for the hacker movement (why haven't I heard of it????)

—p.11 by Bob Hughes 2 years, 1 month ago