Big Online Tab Closing Sale
by Doc Searls Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Onion online advertising timeline. As tragically funny as every other Onion piece.

The Correspondent: The new dot com bubble is here: it’s called online advertising. I started writing about this in 2008, in a blog post titled Why online advertising sucks, and is a bubble. It was first on a list that is now 128 posts, articles, podcasts and essays long. (And it's far from complete.) If anyone wants to help me make that into a book, let me know. it should be.

About personal scale. Spread that word.

SogetiUtopia for Executives. An excellent report, and not just because it sources me. Here's how the Table of contents (as best I can copy/paste it),

  • Welcome to the post-technology era p.3
  • Vision I. The new golden age: A short history of the future p.8
    • Carlota Perez - Beyond the technological revolution p.9
  • Vision II. Power shift: Living in a self sovereign heaven p.13
    • Doc Searls - Turning the system around p.14 (it continues to p. 18)

Lesbians Who Tech want speakers.

Bob Metcalfe on the first Ethernet LAN. keeps changing. Not saying that's in a bad way. Or a good one. Just observing.

EFF Report Exposes, Explains Big Tech’s Personal Data Trackers Lurking on Social Media, Websites, and Apps: User Privacy Under Relentless Attack by Trackers Following Every Click and Purchase.

The Customer: Data Transparency and Ethical Data Harvesting aren’t just Buzzwords: CCPA (California Consumer Privacy Act) is a comprehensive legislative package that many experts are saying will become standard baseline rules for consumer data practices here in the U.S. – soon. Very soon.

Ray Dalio: The World Has Gone Mad and the System is Broken. Right to privacy “may exist on paper” – but not in online “Wild West”, says JCHR

From The New York Times' 13 November Sunday Times magazine:

The Times on the next day (14 Nov): Cities Worldwide Are Reimagining Their Relationship With Cars

The Conversation: Emperor Penguins could march to extinction if nations fail to halt climate change

Mozilla's State of the Internet wiki: . I just tried writing to the email address there, but it bounced. Not sure what's up with that.

Three Reason essays. (If you're going to read Right, Reason is the best. As you see here, they agree that climate change is real.)