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  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    I'm sorry, but it would seem that you've only read the first paragraph, and have missed the point... As a parallel, notice how more recently comic books and superheroes went from an "asocial nerd" status to a "popular blockbuster movie"...
  • Commented on Bread and Circuses (circumlunar version)
    This reminds me of a blog post by my second favorite author (you being the first :hat_off):, John Michael Greer, which two months ago talked in detail about "The Worlds That Never Were" in the classic science fiction : http://www.ecosophia.net/the-worlds-that-never-were/...
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    1000kindsofrain, "Liking things" has already been tried with Flattr since 2010. Figuring out why they are slowly dying - https://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=flattr&date=1%2F2009%2080m&cmpt=q&tz=Etc%2FGMT-2 - is probably part of the answer to the original question. Though it might be something as banal as that...
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    And that's why a better solution than paywalls, ads or donations is a (semi-?)mandatory one : taxes - which is already being done, albeit in a crude way for (some of) the medias. Sadly, there's no way in hell big...
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    Hmm, Google just might succeed where Flattr (and some politicians) failed. Well, technically Flattr didn't fail, but after all these years, I still rarely see it. It would seem that even Patreon is more popular nowadays......
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    Oops, I guess that since I copy-pasted almost all the text of the page, I should have added this to the end too : Copyright (c) 2010 Richard Stallman [and Francis Muguet ?] Verbatim copying and redistribution of this entire...
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    40 messages after mine and none commenting about it? (Or was I silently moderated because I gave a link?) I guess that summary was too opaque, I'll copy here the declaration of principles : "In general terms, the plan of...
  • Commented on A question about the future of the world wide web
    One solution has been developed a few years ago : global patronage : https://stallman.org/mecenat/global-patronage.html "As a brief summary, network users pay a fixed contractual sum (not a tax in the usual sense) which is collected by Internet Service Providers (ISPs),...
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