BoingBoing is Helping Incite Civil Unrest. Mass protests are dangerous with foreign troops on US soil, waiting for an excuse to clamp down. Reddit organized "Restore the Fourth." Reddit is owned by Conde Nast, which is part of the international conglomerate that owns 40% of the assets of 43,000 transnational companies, 60% of their net earnings, and censors the news to Americans. http://arxiv.org/PS_cache/arxiv/pdf/1107/1107.5728v2.pdf I am in touch with the Council of Governors and Peter F. Verga, Assistant Secretary of Defense of Homeland Defense and American Security Affairs. In the last twenty years the number of corporations owning the majority of U.S. media outlets went from 50 to 5: Time Warner, Walt Disney, News Corporation (Murdoch), Viacom and Bertelsmann (Germany). Diversity in the news is further restricted by the interlocking members on boards of directors of these media giants. ( News Corp, Disney, Viacom and Time Warner have 45 interlocking directors).
I asked Amy Parness, the co-founder of Sparkle Labs, maker of fantastic educational electronics kits, to write a Medium post about gender and the business of being a maker business person. Her terrific essay calls out the problems with “pink girly engineering kits.” From Medium:
Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” [Fast Company]
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