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Distributed Everything

Distributed Everything


What surveillance has to do with Starbucks and why everyone should learn to code. Before you dismiss the idea: What if you could read, but not write, listen, but not speak. That’s pretty close to how most of us are using computers and the internet. It’s a bit of a rant that I’m recommending here, but at its core it has a very valid wake-up call: «We’re not going to get through this by pushing buttons on centralized services. If you want to use the Internet in 2013, you need to pick up some tech skills.»