“By emphasizing the technical innovations …

“By emphasizing the technical innovations (and obsessive dedication to them) as more important than the political and economic contexts in which they were germinated,” writes Ingrid Burrington for The New Republic, “the graybeards of internet history and PR machines of the tech industry perpetuate the illusion that technology magically exists outside of politics, rather than existing in a constant dialogue with it.” Honestly, when I read this quote in the latest Radical Urbanist from Paris Marx, I’d been hoping for a deep dive into “how we misremember the internet’s origins” but that sentence in Burrington’s very short article is about as meaty as it gets.

Author: Bix

The unsupported use case of a mediocre, autistic midlife in St. Johns, Oregon —now with added global pandemic.