HSM is building graceful systems—what does this mean?
We forget at our peril that the medium is the message in software, too; worse, the makers of software are working hard to create this amnesia.
Why URLs are the best of the Web, and why, despite this, their limitations are the limitations of most modern technology.
This is the origin story of Coeus, and an explanation of what it is and why it’s worth building.
This is the index page for a cluster of posts, detailing some of my ideas on the nature, importance and ethics of the Internet.
Communications technology is the medium of modern consciousness: freedom of speech, thought and association are near synonyms for freedom of and with respect to the technology of communication.
The Internet is a big, strange, unique monster: one that all the usual suspects would have us carve up and lobotomize for all the usual reasons; we must prevent them from doing so.
I argue that anyone who cares about human flourishing should concern themselves with Internet freedom, interoperability and ideisomorphism; I make this claim because the ethical character of the Internet appears to be the issue which contains or casts its shadow over the greatest number of other meaningful issues, and because important facts about the nature of the Internet are ways to inculcate our highest values in ourselves.